War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0106 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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DUMFRIES, June 14, 1863-9. 25 p. m.

General PLEASONTON,

Warrenton Junction:

Of the 15, 000 infantry and artillery remaining at Culpeper, I have no satisfactory information, unless included in collum which you reported to me as having left there Thursday [11th] last.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

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

Major-General HOOKER:

Your dispatch received. The 15, 000 infantry and artillery at Culpeper I consider to be made up in good part by the force taken back by Longstreet from Gaines' Cross-Roads. He took back a number of wagons, but no artillery of any consequence.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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JUNE 14, 1863-9. 40 p. m.

General HANCOCK:

Replace pickets and halt.

Answer.

BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

June 14, 1863.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

General Howard is at Centreville now, General Doubleday at Kettle Run, and will push on to Manassas to night. General Meade at Catlett's, and General Birney will be here to- night. General Meade will move to Centreville to-morrow, and General Birney to Manassas. I will leave one corps at Manassas, to cover the crossing of the Occoquan. How is Pleasonton to know when General Hancock withdraws from Falmouth, that he may withdraw his pickets?

Please telegraph Pleasonton if you can.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General, Commanding.

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DUMFRIES, June 14, 1863-9. 45 p. m.

General REYNOLDS:

The general directs me to say Pleasonton can withdraw at 1 to-night from the Rappahannock without reference to Hancock. All cavalry, excepting that necessary for correct information, concentrated at Centreville, and gotten ready for vigorous service. It will be strengthened by every mounted man that can be sent.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.