has been withdrawn, and either sent to Lee's army or to Jones on Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.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,
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
October 5, 1863-9. 25 a. m.
Your plan is approved.
H. W. HALLECK,
October 5, 1863.
Chief Signal Officer:
General E. A. R.:
Large force of enemy advancing this way through Kirk's farm toward Somerville Ford. Head of column at Cedar Run.
A large force of enemy on the road Culpeper Court-House to Raccoon Ford. Regiments forming in their camps. No tents struck.
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.
C. D. R.:
When do you leave for the Potomac?
Cross the river to-night on a scout.
The five last messages from Cedar Mountain.
F. W. MARSTON,
Captain, Signal Officer.
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