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the hands of the serviceable regiments to relieve those that have been overworked? General Couch will move to Poolesville this morning, where he will be within supporting distance of you.

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 10, 1862-11.30 a. M.

Brigadier General A. PLEASONTON.

Barnesville:

Exercise your own judgment about moving to Hyattstown. The movements of Generals Burnside, Sumner, and Franklin, ordered this morning, are suspended. General Burnside last night sent out scouts to Ridgeville and to within three miles of New Market. They only saw a few pickets of the enemy, and were told that Stuart's cavalry occupied New Market: that the main body of the enemy was at Frederick still. This information you will observe differse somewhat from yours. Burnside makes another reconnaissance in force to Ridgeville this morning.

R. B. MARCY.

Chief of Staff.

P. S. - Supplies of provisions will probably reach the mouth of Seneca Creek to-day by canal.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 10, 1862-12 m.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON.

Barnesville:

Couch moved to Poolesville to-day, but Franklin's order to march is suspended till further orders. Send to Couch if you need infantry for Sugar Loaf. If he has not force enogh he will call on Franklin. It is important to possess Sugar Loaf.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 10, 1862-1.40 p. M.

Brigadier General A. PLEASONTON:

Barnesville:

Your two dispatches of 11.30 a. M. received. General Couch will hasten a brigade to Barnesville at once. General Franklin will be directed to send more troops to your support upon your calling for them. The mountain must be carried if possible. General Couch to picket the roads you indicate. Communicate this to General Couch by special messenger. The order to him will be sent by telegraph from here. If the bulk of his forces are requried he has been ordered to assume command.

R. B. MARCY.

Chief of Staff.

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