War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0431 Chapter XLI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

November 9, [1863]-8. 30 a. m.

Respectfully forwarded.

This is a report of General Kilpatrick's movements.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

Kelly's Ford, Va., November 7, 1863-4. 45 p. m.

General Carr, commanding Third Division, will leave one brigade to support the left near Mount Holly Church and mass the others in rear of the pontoon bridge, preparatory to crossing the river.

By command of Major-General Birney:

J. C. BRISCOE,

Captain, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. LEFT COLUMN, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 7, 1863-5. 10 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

This is the state of things now: The Third Corps is crossing the bridge and getting in position; the Second is massed near. One bridge is down and another in progress. The enemy occupy a rifle-pit covering the road to Brandy. I hope to have it before dark.

Should Sedgwick have to come this way, there is room for him. Should there be an advance of the whole army here, it must for a while be a bushwhacking affair until we seize the plains beyond. I will force the fighting as early to-morrow as the troops can see. The pickets are ordered to push out to-night.

Respectfully,

WM. H. FRENCH.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

Kelly's Ford, Va., November 7, 1863-5. 45 p. m.

Brigadier-General Carr will order the brigade and batteries left at Mount Holly to join his command. He will leave one regiment to support battery of heavy guns.

By command of Major-General Birney:

J. C. BRISCOE,

Captain, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

NOVEMBER 7, 1863-6. 30 p. m.

Major-General SEDGWICK,

Commanding Right Column:

The major-general commanding is anxiously waiting your reply to the note of 4 p. m. In the event of your considering that you cannot