War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0320 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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JUNE 25, 1863-8 p. m.

Brigadier-General TYLER:

Dispatch of 6 p. m. just received. Please tell me why you suppose the rebels are taking the route to Emmitsburg.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

Poolesville, June 25, 1863-8 p. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

Have you received my dispatch [4. 30 p. m.] in reference to the dispatches sent by signal to Meade and Pleasonton not being received? I have sent them through to Gum Springs to-night, in charge of all the cavalry I could spare from my escort. The signal station at Howard's, near Goose Creek, was broken up, and the orders could not be sent through.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-8. 45 p. m.

General JOHN F. REYNOLDS, Poolesville:

Your dispatch relative to the messages sent by signal telegraph to Generals Meade and Pleasonton was duly received. The dispatches have been forwarded to Aldie by messenger.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

Benson's House, near Poolesville, June 25, 1863=8. 45 p. m.

(Received 9. 05 p. m.)

General S. WILLIAMS:

Your dispatch, June 25, 7. 25 p. m., relating to movement of corps and headquarters to Edwards Ferry [received]. My aide-de-camp, who was sent to General Howard this morning, has not yet returned. I supposed him to be in the vicinity of Point of Rocks, presuming he acted upon original orders.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General of Volunteers,

HDQRS, CAVALRY CORPS, June 25, 1863-8. 45 p. m.

(Received June 26, 4 a. m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS: GENERAL:

The scouts I started for the Shenandoah Valley have returned, and report they passed the rebel pickets a few miles this side of Purcellville, the reserve of 50 men being at that place. They found the Seventh Virginia Cavalry and the Bedford cavalry at Hillsborough, and the mountains strongly picketed. Infantry guarded