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has been withdrawn, and either sent to Lee's army or to Jones on Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.

If you approve, I will send Averell from Beverly, and a portion of Scammon's force from the Kanawha, and drive the rebels from Greenbrier, Pocahontas, and Monroe, with orders, if the information obtained at Lewisburg will warrant such a movement, to push on to Dublin Station or Christiansburg, on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, and destroy the bridges in that neighborhood.

I returned this morning from Harper's Ferry. All quiet along line of railroad.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

October 5, 1863-9. 25 a. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Clarksburg, Va.:

Your plan is approved.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

MITCHELL'S STATION,

October 5, 1863.

Captain NORTON,

Chief Signal Officer:

Rebel messages:

General E. A. R.:

Large force of enemy advancing this way through Kirk's farm toward Somerville Ford. Head of column at Cedar Run.

HALL,

Major.

General STUAR:

A large force of enemy on the road Culpeper Court-House to Raccoon Ford. Regiments forming in their camps. No tents struck.

C.

General EWELL:

A brigade of infantry at Mitchell's Station, in line at rest. Column of infantry on Raccoon Ford road. A line of artillery, strongly supported by infantry, at rest on the right of Kirk's house. A long line of infantry advancing from Culpeper Court-House toward Kirk's house. A large wagon train at Mitchell's Station, moving off toward Culpeper Court-House.

CALLOWAY,

Lieutenant.

C. D. R.:

When do you leave for the Potomac?

[No signature.]

Cross the river to-night on a scout.

HILL.

The five last messages from Cedar Mountain.

F. W. MARSTON,

Captain, Signal Officer.

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