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two corps in front on picket on the Rapidan, and a division of cavalry on each flank; a division of cavalry with one of infantry and five batteries hold the railroad from the Rappahannock to Bull Run.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

FIRST ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My officers still report that there are indications of the enemy having reduced his force on my right front, based on sentinels reporting that there were not so many drums and bugles heard this morning as usual. This is all the information I have.

JOHN NEWTON.

MITCHELL'S STATION,

October 3, 1863.

Captain NORTON,

Signal Officer:

Rebel message:

SIGNAL STATION-1. 45 p. m.

General LEE:

Ewell, Hill, and Early are here. I have expected it would be safe.

L. [LONG?],

General.

WM. H. R. NEEL,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: In compliance with circular dated headquarters Army of the Potomac, September 1, 1863, I have the honor to make the following report of distinguished officers killed in battle, or who have died of wounds received in action:

ARTILLERY.

First Lieutenant Justin E. Dimick, Battery H, First U. S. Artillery, mortally wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863, died at Potomac Creek Hospital.

FIRST DIVISION.

Report forwarded.

SECOND DIVISION.

Major General Hiram G. Berry, U. S. Volunteers; killed at Chancellorsville, Va., Sunday, May 3, 1863.

Captain William H. Chester, Seventy-fourth New York Volunteers, and aide-de-camp to Brigadier General A. A. Humphreys, commanding division; mortally wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863.