War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0466 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA., Chapter LXIII.

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The party of the Eleventh report Wise encamped nearly at the princiapl outlet of the Sunday road, called Vaughn's. They hold Hopping's Gap, a strong pass about four miles beyond Hawk's Nest, and all the news our men can get is from the country people, who report the force very large-10,000, with twenty pieces of artillery-all of which is of course as good as no report, except that there is a large force there, in a strong position against an approach from this side. I will try hard to get some spies among them.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ALEXANDRIA DIVISION, Numbers 1.

September 2, 1861.

In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 13, Department of the Potomac, the undersigned assumes command of the division consisting of the brigades commanded by Brigadier-General Kearny and Brigadier-General Mitchel. The following-named officers constitute the division staff: Captain Walworth Jenkins, First Artillery, acting assistant adjutant-general; Surg. Frank H. Hamilton, brigade surgeon; First Lieutenant John P. Baker, First Cavalry, aide-de-camp; First Lieutenant C. W. Tolles, Thirteenth Infantry, acting quartermaster and commissary. Each brigade commander will, immediately after guard mounting, transmit to this office the reports of the brigade field officers of the day and the morning report of the brigade. All communications from the division intended for the action of the general commanding must be addressed to the acting assistant adjutant-general, Captain Jenkins.

W. B. FRANKLIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

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HEADQUARTERS CORPS OF OBSERVATION,

Poolesville, September 2, 1861.

Major S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that matters are quiet in and in front of my position. The enemy's camp remains uncharged near Leesburg but it is remarked that they have but very few wagons in sight. It may be that amovement has been made by the enemy without camp equipage, but I do not think so. General Evans was in command at Leesburg on Saturday.

Very respectfully, I am, major, your most obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS CORPS OF OBSERVATION,

Poolesville, September 2, 1861.

Captain ROBERT WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters General Banks' Division:

CAPTAIN: In compliance with the wishes of Major-General Banks* I have the honor to give the following as the present disposition of the

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*See Williams to Stone, August 31, VOL. V, p. 583.

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