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SIGNAL DEPT., HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 9, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The following dispatch was received from signal officer on Cedar Mountain:

OCTOBER 9, 1863-6. 30 p. m.

General Anderson and his command have just left.

FERGUSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

I have the honor to be, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain, and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

October 9, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

GENERAL: I will be in the neighborhood of Morton's Ford to-morrow morning by daylight with the First Corps. Any communications from General Buford or others will find me there.

Very respectfully,

JOHN NEWTON,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

Copy sent to General Pleasonton, with instructions to forward to Buford.

FIRST CORPS,

October 9, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The picket officer on our left reports that the enemy's pickets have been relieved by cavalry. No news from the center or right.

JOHN NEWTON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

October 9, 1863-4. 35 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to forward for your information the following rebel message intercepted from Clark's Mountain by Lieutenants Wiggins and Camp, signal officers:

General LEE:

General Ewell wishes you to have our pickets relieved by cavalry guards as soon as possible. General Gordon with --- of his regiment to join General Early and send another --- as soon as relieved.

PENDLETON,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

Very respectfully,

JOHN NEWTON,

Major-General.