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besieged as I am by hundreds of sick soldiers, by persons seeking protection for their property, and answering innumerable questions from every bewildered soldier, besided doing all the writing and copying myself. I have just received a long communication from General Shields which I will send as soon as I can by telegraph.* General Duryea's brigade is beginning to get on the train for Catlett's. You direct Ricketts to move his artillery and cavalry to Catlett's on the arrival of Banks' artillery and cavalry at Front Royal. When is the infantry to move?

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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FRONT ROYAL, June 10, 1862.

Major-General McDOWELL,

Washington, D. C.:

I acknowledge the receipt of the telegrams for the movement of Duryea's brigade to Catlett's and the transmittal of the two telegrams to General Shields and Fremont about the return of Bayard's cavalry. Both shall have immediate attention. It is raining hard and steadily.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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FRONT ROYAL, June 10, 1862.

Brigadier-General RICKETTS,

Commanding Division:

Major-General McDowell directs that Duryea's brigade be moved immediately to Catlett's, taking two days' rations and their camp kettles with them in the cars now ready for the purpose.

E. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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FRONT ROYAL, June 10, 1862.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding at Rectortown:

The major-general commanding directs that the Indiana cavalry be ordered to report for duty to General Shields at Luray, and that the First Virginia Cavalry now with his command join yours when relieved by the Indiana. Please send a copy of this order to General Shields by the commanding officer of the Indiana cavalry for his information.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

[12.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

Courtney's, June 11, 1862-10,15 a. m.

General MARCY:

I have visited my lines this morning and find them all right. I have ordered General Heintzelman to take the immediate command of Hooker's and Kearny's position. Is the commanding general coming over to-day? I wish to show him how I have placed the troops.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

[11.]

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* See 5,30 p. m., VOL. XII, Part III, p. 367.

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