War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0900 MD., e. N. C., pA., vA., eXCEPT S. W.,& W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Bolington, Va., October 29, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE W. GETTY,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: You will please detach Captain Edwards' battery; order it to move at daylight to-morrow morning to Waterford to report to Colonel Leasure, and relieve Benjamin's battery, which will join you at Wheatland. You will march your division to Wheatland, starting at daylight, and take a position on the left of the road so as to hold communication with Leasure's command at Waterford.

By command of Brigadier-General Willcox:

Very respectfully,

ROBT. A. HUTCHINS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 29, 1862--2 p. m.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

GENERAL: General Stoneman's force is posted near where the Leesburg and Snickersville picke crosses the Catoctin Range; two divisions of Burnside's corps will to-day occupy Wheatland Post-Office (where North Fork of Catoctin crosses Berlin and Purcellville pike), and one division will take position at Waterford. Measures will be taken to strengthen this line, extended through Hillsborough to-morrow. General Stoneman will be directed to have his cavalry connect with yours.

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

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Yorktown, Va., October 29, 1862.

Captain FAITH,

Commanding Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry:

SIR: The report that 700 rebels are advancing on the Jamestown road may be exaggerated. Nevertheless you must be ready for any emergency. Take care to have all wagons and ambulances harnessed and your men in a fighting condition. If the enemy is in large force, fall back in a soldierly manner; otherwise show a bold front and drive him away. Keep me notified. I send back the operator.

In haste, your obedient servant,

E. D. KEYES,

Major-General, Commanding Fourth Corps.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Yorktown, Va., October 29, 1862.

The whole command will be kept on the alert to-night, as the enemy are reported to be but a few miles above Williamsburg. The guards will be vigilant and the men ready to turn out at a moment's notice.

By command of Major-General Keyes:

C. C. SUYDAM,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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