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MITCHELL'S, September 23, 1863.

(Received 3 p. m.)

Captain NORTON:

The following intercepted:

SIGNAL STATION-2 p. m.

Captain T.:

The enemy can be seen falling back on the Orange and Culpeper road.

EWELL,

General.

SIGNAL STATION-4. 45 p. m.

General Stuart reports the enemy's cavalry as returning from our left on a road parallel to the Orange and Culpeper road.

C.,

Colonel.

NEEL,

Lieutenant.

CEDAR MOUNTAIN, September 23, 1863-6. 45 p. m.

(Received 7. 30 p. m.)

Captain NORTON,

Signal Officer:

Stuart's cavalry is retiring on Madison Court-House road, going on road west of Robertson's River toward Rapidan Station. More camp fires southwest of the station than last evening.

CASTLE,

Signal Officer.

FAIRFAX STATION, September 23, 1863.

General KING:

The rebels have just been at Brooks', near this, and taken 10 cavalry. They have struck for the Braddock road. I have sent a small escort to Fairfax Station (Court-House) with Major Willard.

A. H. GRIMSHAW,

Colonel.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., September 23, 1836-3. 15 p. m.

(Received 8 p. m.)

Brigadier General G. W. CULLUM,

Chief of Staff:

In order that the General-in-Chief may fully understand the state of matters in the mountains, I send you copies of last telegram from Generals Scammon and Averell. If the information contained in these telegram is reliable, it would be very hazardous to send an expedition at present to the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, as suggested. I will, however, cause Scammon's and Averell's commands to be in readiness to repel attack, or move forward if you deem it best. Highton is in Highland County, on the Staunton and Beverly pike.

BEVERLY, September 23, 1836.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

Scouts just from Crab Bottom report that three regiments joined Jenkins on Monday evening. He had three pieces of artillery, and expected Imboden to join

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