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then move with them. A party of about 100 men of the enemy are inside our lines, and have to-day attacked a train on the route to Aldie.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 22, 1863.

(Received 7 p. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

Direct General Stahel to return without delay, to dispose his forces so as to catch the party inside our lines, if possible.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

Hdqrs. Army of the POTOMAC, June 22, 1863.

(Received 7 p. m.)

General HANCOCK, Thoroughfare Gap:

General Ingalls will have a train at Gainesville to-morrow at 12 o'clock, with forage and subsistence for your command.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

Headquarters SECOND CORPS, June 22, 1863-8 p. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

I have sent your dispatch to General Stahel, in duplicate, by different routes. It is possible that the enemy's cavalry passed to my rear from Buckland Mills toward Hay Market yesterday, after driving in my small cavalry picket and before General Stahel came in. General Stahel's scout, who went from here to Aldie last night, by way of Hay Market, reports that he was passed on the way by about 85 rebel cavalry.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

Headquarters SECOND CORPS, June 22, 1863-8 p. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

In reply to your dispatch of this date, informing me that there can be no danger to my rear or to my command while General Stahel is at New Baltimore, I have the honor to state that I have not been apprehensive of danger to my command, but simply wished to guard against what appears to have happened-the passage of cavalry from the Warrenton road to my rear; neither did I express any appre-