War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0105 Chapter XXXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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the pickets, upon being relieved, to report to Colonel Duffie, who will strengthen and secure his line from Rappahannock Station down. General Buford's brigade will connect on their right with the left of your brigade, in the vicinity of Warrenton. Colonel Duffie's pickets will hold Rappahannock Station. After having supplied his command with four days' subsistence, will send his wagons back to you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. J. ALEXANDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, Warrenton Junction, Va.,

June 14, 1863.

Brigadier General D. McM. GREGG,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires that you direct all excepting two the regiments in the brigade sent to Kelly's Ford to rejoin you at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. J. ALEXANDER.

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PLEASONTON'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 14, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Accept my thanks for Colonel Kilpatrick's appointment. * Everything is quiet to the front and right. The enemy has a force of cavalry (about a brigade) at Amissville, which has been stationed there for over a week. No other enemy reported this side of the mountains this morning.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, June 14, 1863.

(Received 8. 55 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I omitted to say in a former dispatch that the negro who came in from the rebel column moving on Maryland, stated that the rebel soldiers said they would not fight, excepting on their own soil; that they would desert and give themselves up the first chance. The movement is not popular with their soldiers.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC:

June 14, 1863-9. 30 p. m.

General HANCOCK:

Defer withdrawal for a few hours, and await orders.

Answer.

BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

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* As brigadier-general U. S. Volunteers.

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