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HEADQUARTERS,

Washington, D. C., September 4, 1862.

Brigadier General J. D. COX,

Upton's Hill:

The general commanding directs, if you have not already done so, that you send the Eighth Pennsylvania and Eighth Illinois Cavalry to report at once to Brigadier-General Pleasonton.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADUQARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 4, 1862-6 p. M.

General COX, Upton's Hill:

General McClellan desires that you inform him with the least possible delay what amount of firing there was on Pleasonton's pickets and in front of Morell, and all you know about the strength and position of the enemy.*

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Washington, September 4, 1862.

Brigadier General J. J. ABERCROMBIE,

Fort Ethan Allen:

General McClellan directs that the two horse batteries (Benson's old battery and Robertson's) now with Couch's division at once proceed to Tennallytown and reports to General Pleasonton for special service. It is most important that they should join him at once, without a moment's loss of time. If General Couch has joined you please show him this order. If he has not, please send an orderly with it to meet him. Please see that the order reaches General Couch. Please answer and report how many batteries will remain with Couch's division after the withdrawal of the horse batteries.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Washington, September 4, 1862-10.10 p. M.

Brigadier General E. B. TYLER,

Alexandria:

The commanding general directs you to report your command to Major-General Franklin.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Washington, September 4, 1862.

General A. PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade, Falls Church, Va.:

The commanding general directs that you at once order all your force in camp except a small support for your pickets, to march with what

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*For reply, see dispatch of 6.45 p. M., VOL. XIX, Part II, p. 176.

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