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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

June 14, 1863-7. 15 p. m.

Major ECKERT,

War Department:

Gaine's Cross-Roads is on the road from Culpeper to Chester Gap. I have information that the rebel column passed through Chester Gap on Thursday [11th] and Friday. Fifteen thousand infantry and artillery and a good deal of cavalry were left a Culpeper, and are now there. My scouts just in from Barbee's Cross-Road and Chester Gap. No signs of enemy between this and those points. Shots were heard to-day a long distance off, in the direction of Harper's Ferry.

A. PLEASONTON.

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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STAFFORD, June 14, 1863-7. 15.

(Received 7. 40.)

General HANCOCK:

The following for your information:

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, [June-, 1863.]

General SEDGWICK:

As soon as trains have passed, move your corps, following them to

Dumfries without delay. Inform Hancock.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD.

[SEDGWICK,

Major-General.]

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WARRENTON JUNCTION, June 14, 1863-7. 30 p. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac, Dumfries:

I ordered the supply trains to turn off at Bristoe, and to cross the Occoquan above Cedar Run to Centreville. Birney's train may have gone in that way, but I do not think any others. I will be here to-night with Pleasonton. Meade is at Catlett's; Howard at Centreville. Doubleday is at Kettle Run, and will move to Manassas to-night; Meade early in the morning. Birney will be at Catlett's also to-night.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General of Volunteers.

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BEALETON, June 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

Have you heard anything from the direction of Thoroughfare Gap this morning?

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.