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Railroad; the Fifth Corps will move to front of Three-Mile Station, and the Third Corps to front of Warrenton Junction, on Licking Run.

By command of Major-General Meade:

J. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 483.

Washington, October 29, 1863.

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9. Brigadier General James H. Ledlie, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed without delay to Fort Monroe, Va., and report in person to Major-General Foster, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina, for duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OCTOBER 30, 1863-8 p. m.

(Received 9. 30 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

No change in the position of the enemy or this army. Reconnoitering party this p. m. drove in the enemy's pickets at the railroad crossing, capturing a captain and 1 private of Ewell's corps. The enemy appear to have withdrawn the greater portion of the force they had on the north side of the river, keeping, however, a strong picket of infantry and cavalry. The pickets on the right flank at Waterloo report hearing drums about Amissville. The railroad is reported completed this evening to Warrenton Junction. I shall transfer immediately my main depots to this point and Warrenton. The army is now massed from Warrenton to Warrenton Junction, with one corps at Bristoe, the cavalry with some infantry picketing the river from Kelly's Ford to Waterloo.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

OFFICE OF CAVALRY BUREAU,

Washington, D. C., October 30, 1863.

Colonel J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. Army:

COLONEL: I have the honor to inclose herewith the papers this day referred to me by the General-in-Chief, with the following remarks:

The issues of cavalry to the Army of the Potomac, during the past six months, have been as follows:

During the month of-

May. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,073

June. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,927

July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,716

August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,499

September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,827

October. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,036

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Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,078