War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1054 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W. & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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motion until near Dumfries and across Occoquan River. You will send a staff officer to-morrow p. m. to Dumfries, to report to headquarters for orders.

Very respectfully,

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Warrento Junction, Va., June 13, 1863.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Third Corps, Bealeton, Va.:

GENERAL: General Pleasonton directs me to communicate all the informating on interest to you concerning the movements of our troops. General Gregg has been ordered to send a brigade to Warrenton with instructions to scout toward Amissville, Little Washington, and beyond. General Buford has been instructed to send a brigade to Salem with instructions to scout west into the valley if possible. We have no positive information of the movements of the enemy, but have reason to believe that the enemy is making a movement with a view to turning our right. Any information will be promptly communicated to you . The cavalry was ordered to report to you and should have been there early this morning.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. J. ALEXANDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 13, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry:

The general commanding wishes to impress upon General Kelley the importance of concentrating at Martinsburg Colonel Smith's brigade, which Brigadier-General Tyler will be in Martinsburg on special train to take command of. Are the lines in working order to Winchester?

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 13, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRIGGS,

Frederick, Md.:

Milroy attacked in force; rebels approaching Maryland. It is necessary to be on the alert and watch telegraph and bridges.

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

June 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: You will relieve the pickets in command of General Birney at Beverly, Rappahannock, and Kelly's Ford, stationing strong reserves