War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0104 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 14, 1863.

General HANCOCK:

How many troops and batteries in all do you think are over the

river?

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

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SECOND CORPS, June 14, 1863-8 p. m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

There are a good many. All reports agree in that. How many have moved up, I do not know, but a great many troops have been seen this afternoon moving out of the entrenchments at Fredericksburg to the right, and still a heavy force in the heights. I have no reports as to the number of batteries. I have no doubt they are prepared for a [sic] returned this afternoon, and says Hill was over there with between 20. 000 and 30. 000 men, and had sixty pieces of artillery at Hamilton's Crossing yesterday. Lee, with Longstreet and Ewell, with about 70, 000 men, about Culpeper yesterday.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

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DUMFRIES, June 14, 1863-8 p. m.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON,

Warrenton Junction:

General says if enemy are near Harper's Ferry, his cavalry is with him. He would not think of crossing the Potomac with 15, 000 artillery and infantry.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD.

Major-General.

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AQUIA, June 14, 1863-8. 30 [p. m.]

General HANCOCK:

The stores here are being shipped rapidly. I think everything will be afloat before morning, excepting the rolling-stock of the railroad, which will take about forty hours. General Warren has a command of about 1, 500 men, and two small guns. There are some five or six gunboats here. Everything is taken from the different stations along the railroad, excepting some hospital property, now being sent in.

C. G. SAWTELLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Quartermaster.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, Warrenton Junction, Va.

June 14, 1863.

Brigadier General D. McM. GREGG,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: General Buford has been instructed to relieve your pickets from Rappahannock Station to Sulphur Springs, and instruct