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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 9, 1862-8.45 p. M.

Governor A. G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

Telegram just received.* It agrees in the main with the information I have gathered, except that Jackson's headquarters are said to be to day at New Market: Stuart's at Urbana. My cavalry drove the enemy out of Barnesville to-day, taking eighteen prisoners, of whom three [are] commissioned officers; ran them two miles. We have retaken the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Captured to-day the standard of a rebel regiment of cavalry. My troops are now so posted as to [be] easily thrown in any required direction. Please keep me fully informed, as you have done, and rely upon my best efforts not only protect Washington and Baltimore, but also Pennsylvania.

G. B. McCLELLAN.

Major-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS THIRD CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA. Numbers 3.

Leesborough, Md., September 9, 1862.

On the receipt of this order the Third Division will march and take post at Brookeville. As soon as it has passed, the First Division will follow it and encamp at Mechanicsville, and the Second Division will make its encampment s nearly in rear of the First as the character of the ground will permit. Major Houston will precede the corps to point out the respective sites for the camps.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

JOS. DICKINSON.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 124.

Arlington House, Va., September 9, 1862.

1. Colonel Price is hereby directed to take command of Buford's brigade and post in such manner as may best enable him to carry out the instructions of the commanding general.

2. The following-named regiments are assigned to duty with Morell's division, and will report for duty as follows: Twentieth Maine Volunteers, Colonel Adelbert Ames, to Butterfield's brigade, Colonel T. B. W. Stockton commanding; One hundred and eighteenth Pennsylvania, Colonel Prevost, to Martindale's brigade, Colonel James Barnes commanding, second Regiment District of Columbia Volunteers, Colonel Alexander, to Griffin's brigade, Brigadier General Charles Griffin commanding.

By command of Major General F. J. Porter:

FRED. T. LOCKE

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 9, 1862-11.30 a. M.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

What news have you this morning? Governor Curtin telegraphs that scout from Hagerstown this morning says no rebels nearer than

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*Probably that of 10.30 a. M. VOL. XIX, Part II, p. 229.

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