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The column referred to was the Sixth Corps. The enemy evidently fear an attack.

JOHN NEWTON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

October 5, 1863-1. 45 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following rebel message had been intercepted from the rebel signal station on Clark's Mountain:

General LEE:

Troops and trains apparently advancing on the Robertson's, Somerville, and Gordonsville roads. One of the column is near Long's, and is still going in direction of Cedar Mountain. The head near Wharton's farm.

CALLOWAY,

Lieutenant.

By command of Major-General Newton:

J. C. WIGGINS,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

MITCHELL'S STATION,

October 5, 1863.

Captain NORTON:

Rebel signal station, 6. 15 p. m.:

General S. [STUART:]

I have been on the mountain. Cannot see anything that indicates a general advance.

LEE. [FITZ. LEE?],

General.

NEEL,

Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CORPS,

October 5, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

The summary of news of to-day:

The enemy were stampeded this morning by the several moving columns of the Sixth Corps, some of which passed near the river. They fired an alarm gun. Since which time they have noticed that the position of Stone-House Mountain is evacuated, and that the Second Corps has moved to the rear. I think from this they must fully appreciate the movement.

JOHN NEWTON,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., CAV. CORPS,

Camp near James City, Va., October 5, 1863.

Captain ESTES, Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the result of the expedition sent yesterday evening, pursuant to orders