War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0442 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

November 9, 1863-2 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have ordered a division to support Kilpatrick. General Buford has since reported here through Culpeper. The movement may require the advance of the corps, for which I have prepared.

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL: The major-general commanding, G. G. Meade, has passed Rappahannock River on his way here, where his headquarters will be to-night. Cannot reach him with this dispatch.

Very respectfully,

W. C. HALL,

Operator.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 9, 1863-6. 15 p. m.

Commanding Officer Cavalry Corps:

The major-general commanding has directed General French to give General Kilpatrick sufficient infantry support to enable him to secure Pony Mountain. Direct General Kilpatrick to secure it.

Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Brandy Station, Va., November 9, 1863-7. 20 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Hdqrs. Army of the Potomac:

I have communicated with General Kilpatrick. He has possession of Pony Mountain.

I have withdrawn my supporting force and placed them in line at this place.

Respectfully, &c.,

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General of Volunteers.

NOVEMBER 9, 1863-7. 30 p. m.

Commanding Officer Third Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Kilpatrick has possession of Pony Mountain, and that it will not be necessary to send forward the division which you were ordered to have sent to support him.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.