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FORT ROYAL, June 8, 1862.

General McDOWELL,

Washington, D. c.:

Telegram about transportation of infantry of Ricketts' division to Catlett's by rail received. It will doubtless be done. Superintendent Devereux has advised me of his attention to the subject. I congratulate you on the rectication of affairs. I sent you a synopsis of Shields' report.* I have replied to in and send a duplicate of your orders by his return messeger to-morrow. All quiet. The headquarters encamped near Piedmont to-night; start at 6 a. m. to-morrow.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Chief of Staff.

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FRONT ROYAL, June 8, 1862.

General RICKETTS:

I am ordered to put you in command of a division recently commanded by Major-General Ord, who has been relieved. The infantry adn two brigades ordered to march to Warrenton are to be conveyed to Catlett's by rail, if they can get three days' rations cooked. One for use betweeen Catlett's and the other two for the march to Fredericksburg, it is presumed. The artillery, cavalry, and train, and a small infantry guard, will go to Catlett's by the best ordinary road. Please to order Dureyea's brigade to follow the others as soon as General Banks send troops to relieve it. Please see me to-morrow.

E. SCHRIVER,

Chirf of Staff.

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FRONT ROYAL, June 8, 1862.

Brigadier-General RICKETTS,

Commanding Ord's Division:

Special orders directing Hartsuff's and Duryea's brigades to march to Warrenton are hereby contermanded, and yours and Hartsuff's brigades are to go instead. The artillery, except the section moved with Colonel Christian, and the cavalry, except a squardon, will accompany the two brigades. You will please notify General Duryea of this change, and give him the necessary orders for his government. The ammunition here for your division accompany it in wagons, which you can get on application to the depot quartermaster. General McDowell having ordered the removal of sick and prisoners to Washington, you will please give orders to General Duryea to furnish the requisite guard for the latter.

E. SCHRIVER,

Chief of Staff.

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Captain J. D. W. CUTTING, Aide-de-Camp:

Bull Run bridge will be completed and track laid thereon at 12 o'clock noon to-day. First through train for Front Royal now leaving Alexandria. Will have trains daily to Front Royal, and in a few days will run on regular shedule.

J. H. DEVEREUX.

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* For full report, see VOL. XII, Part III, p. 358. Synopsis omitted.

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