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to Warrenton Junction, and to cover any working parties that you may have on the railroad. The road should be put in running order as soon as possible, in order that the movement of the troops need not be delayed.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 6, 1862-1.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding First Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires you to move your corps to-morrow as far as possible in the direction of Warrenton, keeping your command well closed up.

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

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Assistant Chief of Staff.

P. S.-If headquarters move to-morrow, they will be established in the neighborhood of your corps.

G. D. R.,

Colonel, &c.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Rectortown, November 6, 1862-2.30 p. m.

Brigadier General JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Commanding First Corps:

Your dispatch of 12.30 is received,* and General McClellan desires me to say that he has reliable information that General Lee is at Gordonsville and that G. W. Smith is at Warrenton. It is said that there is no force at Warrenton except cavalry, ant there is reason to believe that such is the case. General Sigel has been ordered to move two divisions to New Baltimore to-day, which will be in posiiton to support you. If you require more troops than your own corps to take Warrenton, you are authorized to call for any assistance you require from any troops in your vicinity; but you will remain in command of all, unless General Burnside should arrive. I send this by a staff officer, who will remain with you for the purpose of bringing any communication you may have to send to the commanding general. The general is anxious that you take possession of Warrenton, provided the enemy is not too strong for your to accomplish it.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 6, 1862-1.30 a. m.

Major-General COUCH,

Commanding Second Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs you to move your command as soon after daylight this morning as possible in the direction of Rectortown and Waterloo. You will please follow General Burnside's movement, to support him, if necessary. He is directed to move upon

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