FIRST ARMY CORPS, October 6, 1863.
GENERAL: The following rebel messages have been intercepted from the rebel signal stations on Clark's Mountain by Lieutenants Wiggins and Camp, signal officers, First Army Corps:
It has been reported to me that the enemy is falling back. A deserter just brought in confirms the report. Particulars by courier.
Trains of wagons and two columns of infantry, estimated at two corps, moved back on the road, passing Cumberland George's house. Camps at Stevensburg being increased.
MITCHELL'S STATION, October 6, 1863.
Scout reports the whole Yankee army falling back. Deserter just brought in confirms the report.
CAMP NEAR CULPEPER, VA.,
October 6, 1863.
General HENRY J. HUNT,
Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: Your letter of the 30th ultimo, on the subject of the transportation of ammunition, has been received and read with much interest. It so clearly sets forth the advantages of using caissons instead of wagons, and my views so fully coincided with yours as to the benefit which would accrue from the change, that I forwarded a copy of it with my report to the Quartermaster-General, requesting his special attention to a matter of so great importance.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, Chief Quartermaster.
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 94.
October 6, 1863.
The major-general commanding calls the attention of all under his command to Paragraph 220, of the General Regulations for the Army, it being as follows:
Paragraph 220. - Deliberations of discussions among any class of military men, having the object of conveying praise, or censure, or any mark of approbation