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railroad beteween this and Martinsburg the latter part of this week or first of the coming one. He has directed the cavalry detachment under his command to report to you, and you will employ them and Captain Summers in ascertaining where Imboden is, and if any such movement is contemplated.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAM'L F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

October 9, 1863-4.20 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHRETS,

Chief of Staff:

Is it not possible that the enemy have discovered our camp at James City, and their move is to counteract that? A message from F. Lee to Stuart would indicate that.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, Numbers 33.

Harper's Ferry, Va., October 11, 1863.

Colonel Benjamin L. Simpson, commanding at Charlestown, Va., will immediately direct all the available cavalry at that post (picket excepted) to proceed at once to re-enforce Major Cole, who is now or will be this p. m. in the vicinity of Berryville, and receive their orders from him. Captain Means' company has been ordered to Charlestown and placed under the command of Colonel Simpson.

By command of Colonel George D. Wells, commanding First Brigade:

SAM'L F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRANDY STATION, October 12, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The following is from General Griffin. Its contents were told Colonel Chamberlain, who, General Griffin says, is a clear-headed and reliable officer:

General SYKES:

At a house near Beverly Ford, just to my right, the occupants say that the enemy's cavalry this morning said that their infantry was at Manassas Gap; that they had no infantry here. The occupants report that the cavalrymen made the subject common talk, stating that their infantry was certainly at Manassas Gap.

CHARLES GRIFFIN.

Further reports confirm this. Citizens say Stuart left with his cavalry this morning in the direction of our right.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General, Commanding.