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NOVEMBER 8, 1863-8. 30 p. m.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

What is the condition of affairs in your front now?

Enemy retiring toward Stevensburg and Brandy Station. Birney with Third Corps moving toward Providence Church, to open communication with you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

NOVEMBER 8, 1863-9. 15 a. m.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

Order up your brigade at Norman's Ford, if your require it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

NOVEMBER 8, 1863-9. 45 a. m.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

Is not the column reported by General Shaler, Birney with Third Corps? Does he know Birney is moving to open communication with you?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

NOVEMBER 8, 1863-11 a. m.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

Move forward to Brandy Station, connecting with the Third Corps on your left. Leave Shaler's brigade to guard trains and bridges.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

KELLY'S, November 8, 1863-1 p. m.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding requests that you will send to the front and ascertain the probable force and position of the enemy near Brandy Station. General Warren, at Thorn's Hill, reports that the enemy are probably concentrating at Brandy Station.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NEAR BRANDY STATION,

November 8, 1863-1. 17 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

The head of my column is occupying Brandy Station. I have ordered up the division of Second Corps and First Corps, and will await orders when they are in position.

Respectfully,

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General of Volunteers.