War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0501 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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EDWARDS FERRY, October 21, 1861-11.30 p. m.

Major-General MCCLELLAN:

I strongly recommend that an advance toward Goose Creek be made from Dranesville to strike the right of the enemy.

C. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS GENERAL MCCLELLAN,

October 21, 1861.

General STONE,

Edwards Ferry:

An advance from Dranesville cannot be made to-morrow morning, so that you must rely exclusively upon the support General Banks can give you.

GEO. B. MCCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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EDWARDS FERRY, October 21, 1861-11.10 a. m.

Major-General BANKS,

Darnestown:

We have crossed at Edwards Ferry and Harrison's Island; some fighting had. Our men are behaving admirably.

C. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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EDWARDS FERRY, October 21, 1861-2.10 p. m.

Major-General BANKS,

Darnestown:

Our right has been engaged twice with the enemy, and has advanced. Our left has not in its advance met anything but pickets.

C. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General.

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EDWARDS FERRY, October 21, 1861-4 p. m.

Major-General BANKS,

Darnestown:

My entire force is over the river and sharply engaged.

C. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General.

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EDWARDS FERRY, October 21, 1861-4 p. m.

Major-General BANKS:

It will be well to send a brigade.

C. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General.

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