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mand in readiness to move at a moment's notice. Have recalled the brigade of cavalry from Hancock, as it was evidently a mistake. Cannot the Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry return to me from General Hancock?

10 P.

M. your dispatches, by my aide, Lieutenant [Leicester] Walker, are just received. Shall carry out the general's instructions fully. Shall send the brigade for headquarters to Poolesville, it being too late to overtake you.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-10. 33 p. m.

General JOHN F. REYNOLDS, Poolesville:

Your dispatch, 9. 45 p. m., received. General Howard has received the order directing him to report to you, and states that he has sent a staff officer to report to you. His headquarters to-night are at Jefferson.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. RIGHT WING, Near Poolesville, June 25, 1863.

(Received 9. 47 p. m.)

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

My aide has just returned from General Howard. He will encamp at Jefferson to-night. Met the cavalry brigade of Colonel De Forest, detached to Crampton's Pass, about 6 miles in rear of Howard. Howard is ordered to support him with a brigade of infantry. I shall order Howard to continue his march to Middletown in the morning, unless Crampton's Pass is disputed.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, QC.,

Near Pooleasvile, June 25, 1863.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Third Corps:

GENERAL: You will move your corps in the morning, via Point of Rocks, Trammelstown, as indicated, and, in case the occupation of Crampton's Pass is disputed, you will move to the support of the cavalry and infantry in that direction. General Hooker will be here to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. Headquarters at Poolesville. My headquarters will be here until General Hooker's arrival. By command of Major-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.