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think the main body of the enemy opposite to us are in the vicinity of Raccoon Ford, with from four to six regiments at Morton's Ford. At Stringfellow's Ford I think their force at present is very light.

The contrabands at Dr. Morton's state that Longstreet's corps was sent to Tennessee about ten days since, while the contrabands at Thornton Stringfellow's say it has only gone to Louisa County.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

September 19, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

Quite a force of the enemy's cavalry is reported at Warrenton.

Cannot ascertain how large.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

MITCHELL'S STATION, September 19, 1863.

(Received 11. 20 a. m.)

General MEADE:

The signal officers have just taken the following dispatch from the signal station on Clark's Mountain:

General LEE:

A deserter this morning reports that all the enemy's cavalry, supported by corps, is moving to our left to flank our position. The cavalry has certainly disappeared from this front and is replaced by infantry. The deserter is on his way to headquarters.

E. [EARLY,]

General.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

SIGNAL DEPT., HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 19, 1863.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following message was received from the officer at Mitchell's Station, having been intercepted from the enemy's signal station on Clark's Mountain:

SIGNAL STATION-12. 45 p. m.

General H.

General Early states a deserter reports that the enemy's cavalry, supported by one corps of infantry, moved up to our left to flank our position. The cavalry has disappeared from his front and is relieved by infantry. Be on your guard and ascertain his movements.

LEE,

General.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant, and Adjutant Signal Corps.

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