War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0107 Chapter XXXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

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

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Commanding Eleventh Corps:

Your dispatch received. You will move your command to Centreville, on left of railroad. You will make forced marches to accomplish this. Turn your trains off to the right, keeping them as far in rear of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad as possible. There is a brigade of cavalry at Thoroughfare Gap Which should give you notice of the enemy in time; another brigade at Warrenton, with vedettes across to Thoroughfare Gap. The object of the movement is to concentrate at Centreville as soon as possible.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

[P. S.]-Your aide received these orders verbally half an hour since. They were also repeated last night by telegraph (three of them).

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 14, 1863-10. 10 p. m.

General HANCOCK:

Dispatch received. The general did not expect you to withdraw without notice before commencing movement; you may get order yet to-night, but keep everything as you were before moving at all.

BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, Near Warrenton Junction,

June 14, 1863- 11. 45 p. m.

Major-General HOOKER:

A prisoner, belonging to Breathed's battery, Stuart's artillery, says that Lee's army is divided into tree corps, of 30, 000 each, commanded by Ewell, A. P. Hill, and Longstreet; that Ewell is above Sulphur Springs, Longstreet is to cross at United States or Banks' Ford, and that Hill is to cross in the vicinity of Fredericksburg. Three days' rations were issued yesterday morning to Ewell's corps. He thinks Ewell will be heard from before to-morrow night.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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WARRENTON JUNCTION, VA.,

June 14, 1863.

Colonel G. H. SHARPE,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

Hogan and Carney just returned from other side of river; crossed near Field's Ford. Their reports confirm last statements from Mount Holly. Dense clouds of dust were seen yesterday on the other side. Troops seemed moving toward Blue Ridge. Have you any directions to give me? Smith has gone to Washington, thinking he could be of no use to me.

J. McENTEE,

Captain, &c.