War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0378 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

October 24, [1863]-6. 30 p. m.

This report of Captain Keogh, aide-de-camp, to General Buford, just received, and is forwarded for the information of the major-general commanding.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General.

LIBERTY,

[October 24, 1863]-9. 20 a. m.

[Major General A. PLEASONTON:]

GENERAL: At daybreak I drove in the enemy's pickets to their rifle-pits at the station. They soon after advanced at least a brigade of infantry and one of cavalry. They have not yet reached Bealeton.

Respectfully, yours,

THOS. C. DEVIN,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

[P. S.]-We can do nothing here without infantry.

[Indorsement.]

OCTOBER 24, [1863]-11. 30 a. m.

This report was just received. It would be well to place some infantry at Bealeton to support the cavalry.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE,

October 24, [1863]-10. 30 a. m.

General GREGG:

Colonel Devin reports the enemy advancing in heavy force, pushing forward strong infantry columns.

Very respectfully,

J. IRVIN GREGG,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

October 24, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel C. ROSS SMITH,

Chief of Staff, Cavalry Corps:

COLONEL: A staff officer from Colonel Gregg reports Devin's brigade falling back upon the Warrenton road, and that Colonel Gregg was in readiness to take a new position. I have sent a staff officer down to get more certain information. The pickets of my first brigade extend from Waterloo to Fox's Ford. This line is still preserved. At Fox's Ford the Second Brigade took up the line and ex-