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HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Cedar Creek, August 18, 1862.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Army of Virginia:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the telegraph operator has not yet arrived. The cavalry expedition sent out yesterday has not yet returned, nor the infantry expedition sent to the top of Clark's Mountain.

I have the honor to be, colonel, your obedient servant,

J. L. RENO,

Major - General, Commanding Detachment Ninth Army Corps.

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FORT MONROE, August 18, 1862 - 9 a. m.

Major - General HALLECK, General - in - Chief:

Will leave this forenoon. It is blowing very hard. Porter's advance has arrived at Newport News. Everything was progressing well when I left the Chickahominy last evening. Hear of no trouble this a. m. The remainder of Pennsylvania Reserve is here ane in vessels, and will leave today for Aquia Creek.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major - General.

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HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1862.

General STEVENS,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: Start all your wagons immediately for Stevensburg. Have three days' rations cooked and be ready to move at a moment's notice. We are to fall back by Barnett's Ford, crossing the Rappahannock. After having made these arrangements, report me in person.

Very respectfully,

J. L. RENO,

Major - General.

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HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1862 - 11 a. m.

General STEVENS:

If you can find a good place to command Raccoon Ford you had better put Benjamin's battery in position. Support it strongly by infantry. The enemy are in strong force in the rear of Clark's Mountain, extending toward Raccoon Ford. Push forward your reconnaissance of the roads. The battery should not be nearer than one mile and a quarter.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. L. RENO,

Major - General.

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HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Cedar Creek, Va., August 18, 1862.

General BUFORD,

Coommanding Second Cavalry Brigade:

GENERAL: The infantry regiments are ordered to march at 10 o; clock tonight. You will follow them. You will send a couple of squadrons