War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0334 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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UNION MILLS, October 16, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I sent a brigade as directed to the ford a mile and a half below Union Mills. It is not Wolf Ford, as called in your dispatch, but Yates' Ford on teh McDowell map.

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General.

UNION MILLS, October 16, 1863-9 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy are now picketing cavalry in front of McLean's Ford, but showing no force.

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TEH POTOMAC, October 16, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH:

Your dispatch is received. The major-general commanding directs that your pickets connect with those of General Gregg.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

UNION MILLS, October 16, 1863.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

My reconnoitering parties across Bull Run report two small infantry camps to the right of this point, about two brigades. I sent four strong regiments to Wolf Run Ford early this morning. I have hard nothing from that quarter as yet. I expect a dispatch and will communicate it as soon as received.

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 16, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH:

Your dispatch is received. General Buford reported that all the trains having crossed, he had sent back the brigade you had sent. Should they still be absent from your command, you can bring them back, in fact, should bring them back.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, October 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General BURFORD,

Commanding First Cavalry Division, Fairfax Station:

The major-general commanding desires you to picket the Occoquan if you command does not do it already.