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THOROUGHFARE GAP,

June 25, 1863.

General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

The enemy have appear in the direction of New Baltimore, with a force, estimated by observers who can be relied on, as from four regiments to 6, 000 men, with one battery of artillery. They have driven in my cavalry, but nothing further as yet. Orders to march received, and in process of execution.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

JUNE 25, 1863-9. 10 a. m.

Commanding Officer Cavalry Corps:

General Hancock reports that the enemy have appeared in the direction of New Baltimore, with a force estimated as from four regiments to 6, 000 men, with one battery of artillery. The commanding general directs that you at once send a brigade of cavalry to report to General Hancock. He is marching to-day from thoroughfare Gap to Gum Springs.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

Aldie, June 25, 1863.

Brigadier General D. McM. GREGG,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that your order one brigade of your division to report to Major-General Hancock, commanding Second Army Corps, in the vicinity of Thoroughfare Gap. Inasmuch as the Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry is already there, it is suggested that you send the brigade to which it belongs. The general desires that you send it as soon as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. J. ALEXANDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-9. 30 a. m.

General S. W. CRAWFORD,

Upton's Hill:

The commanding general directs that you march with your command to-day, via the Leesburg turnpike, to Edwards Ferry, and, if possible, he wishes you to cross the river at that point, should you reach the Ferry in season. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-9. 35 a. m.

General W. S. HANCOCK,

Thoroughfare Gap:

General Pleasonton has been ordered to send you a brigade of cavalry. If you have not already done so, please give the necessary