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told him Jackson was coming with his whole force to attack Harper's Ferry. He is confident that there is infantry back of Charlestown, as he heard the drums beating last night. General Porter reports last night that, through several sources, he is under the impression that R. E. Lee is not far distant from him, and that Stuart is within an hour's march; that there are the same number of cavalry regiments opposite him as usual, and that the enemy moved from Bunker Hill toward Shannondale yesterday. I ordered General Averell to make a reconnaissance to Martinsburg, but he has not yet reported his return. General Pleasonton has his sc9outs well out toward Middleburg, Upperville, and Aldie, and I will soon have more reliable information. In the meantime I am pushing forward troops and supplies as rapidly as possible. We will occupy Waterford and Wheatland to-day. There is now no further difficulty in getting supplies of clothing. Reynolds' corps and Whipple's division have been fully supplied, and are being sent forward. Couch's corps moves forward from Harper's Ferry to-day around the Loudoun Heights.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 28.

Berlin, October 29, 1862.

Captain Charles Kingsbury, Jr., having reported for duty, is announced as assistant adjutant-general of the First Army Corps. All communications to these headquarters will be addressed accordingly.

By order of Brigadier-General Reynolds:

CHAS. B. LAMBORN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 40.

Camp at Berlin, October 29, 1862.

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V. Captain R. H. Lamborn, volunteer aide-de-camp to the general commanding, is at his own request relieved from duty. The general takes this occasion to express his sincere thanks to Captain Lamborn for the very efficient and able services he has rendered and greatly regrets that his duties compel him to leave at this time.

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VII. This corps will cross the river to-morrow morning. Meade's division will move at 7.30 o'clock, Ricketts' division at 9 o'clock, and Doubleday's division at 11 o'clock.

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By command of Brigadier-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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OCTOBER 29, 1862.

General R. B. MARCY,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

The report that enemy moved from Bunker Hill toward Shannondale was given by signal officer. A fugitive negro reported a portion of the