War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0919 Chapter XLI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Kilpatrick is moving along parallel to me and French, and with much difficulty, having to make his own road. The position at Auburn is one of great strength.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, Numbers 35.

Harper's Ferry, Va., October 13, 1863.

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II. By order of the brigadier-general commanding, Colonel Simpson will direct Captain Means to send a scout of 10 men, under a reliable non-commissioned officed, to follow the summit of the Blue Ridge as far down as Front Royal, with orders to observe diligently on both sides and send back all ingormation as to the enemy, who is reported to be advancing in large force toward the Potomac. The scout will reach the moumtains by daylight to-morrow, and will carry four days' rations and short forage.

III. Colonel Simpson will at once send out a scout to go as far as Berryville and bring in all intelligence that can be gathered. The lieutenant handing you this will report to you with 16 men. Two relays of horsemen are stationed between here and Charlestown to bring through information with the least possible delay. Do you hear anything of any advance? Get all the information possible from every quarter, and send at once any of importance.

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

SAM'L F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 14, 1863. (Received 5 p. m.)

General SYKES:

I have whipped Heth's division, captured a battery and some hundreds of prisoners. I cannot retire under the fire. Support my right; they still threaten me heavily.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPRCIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, Numbers 36.

Harper's Ferry, Va., October 14, 1863.

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III. Colonel Simpson will immediately send an infantry scout with three days' rations up the crest of the mountains as far as Chester Gap, if possible. There is a practicable road up the mountain as far as Snicker's Gap. You will instruct them to be cautious, but move as rapidly as possible.

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

SAM'L F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.