War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1090 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W. & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

September 17, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

A small sutler's train without guard was attacked by rebel cavalry between this and Bristone, very near the railroad, about noon. They succeeded in capturing three teams of nine. All the wagons were recaptured. The guard on the railroad fired on them. The rebels carried off eight fine horses.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS, Numbers 38.

Culpeper, Va., September 18, 1863.

Major John M. Norvell, assistant adjutant-general, having been assigned to duty at these headquarters, is hereby announced and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major-General French:

WILLIAM H. HILL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

September 19, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

The Thirty-third New Jersey Regiment has just arrived, having marched directly from Centerville to Warrenton and thence here. It reports having driven about fifty rebel cavalry out of Warrenton. I have located it as desired. I will supply the regiments. I would be glad to have it.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

September 19, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICERS,

Bealton and Rappahannock Stations:

Keep your patrols well out toward Fayetteville and Germantown. There is a rumor that considerable of a force of rebel cavalry at Warrenton.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

September 20, 1863-9 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

Scouts from Greenwich, Gainesville, and Auburn report no news. The scouts and patrols toward Warrenton and Germantown report a party of forty guerrillas at the latter place to-day, which has been there every day since our forces left. Patrols to Bristersburg report that the