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enemy broke camp four miles south of Martinsburg and moved in that direction; that General Lee was reported near Winchester and Stuart near Martinsburg. An effort was made to get the bodies of two men buried on Virginia side and from that it leaked out that the application must go to General Lee or Stuart, and in an hour the latter would reply. The men on picket along the river blong the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Virginia Cavalry and some North and South Carolina regiments, all of which are of Stuart's command.*

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 29, 1862--3.30 p. m.

General R. B. MARCY,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

The cavalry now opposite me is part of Fourth Virginia Cavalry, and is denominated Black Horse Cavalry. Major Kirkland, who has just returned from that side, having been over in connection with the removal of the wounded, thinks that is the only force in the immediate vicinity, and from the application for the bodies of deceased soldiers not having been replied to, that it has gone to General Lee, who must be farther off than suspected. This impression is derived from conversation with the officer in command, though nothing directly to the point was stated or inquired.

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Bolington, Va., October 29, 1862.

General S. D. STURGIS:

Will please start your command to Wheatland at daylight to-morrow morning and take a position on the right of the Purcellville road, so as to communicate with the troops of General Whipple's division, which will be near Hillsborough. You will please move promptly, as the divisions of Getty and Whipple will be marching on the same road, and it is desirable that you do not impede their advance.

By command of Brigadier-General Willcox:

ROBT. A. HUTCHINS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Lovettsville, Va., October 29, 1862.

General GETTY,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you move your command this afternoon to Bolington.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. A. HUTCHINS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*This in reply to Marcy, of October 29, 12.30 a. m., VOL. XIX, Part II, p. 505.

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