War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1091 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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inhabitants saw a camp of twenty-five rebel cavalry at Elk Run last night. All quiet in the neighborhood of Brentsville and Howison's Ford.

10 p. m. -A reconnoitering party of the Eighty-second Ohio Volunteers just returned from Warrento. They did not enter the town, but found about seventy or eighty rebel cavalry in possession of the same.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 223.

September 21, 1863.

1. Brigadier General L. Cutler, having reported to these headquarters for duty, will assume command of the First Division.

2. Brigadier General J. C. Rice, on being relieved by General Cutler, will assume command of the Second Brigade, Firs Division.

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By command of Major-General Newton:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

September 21, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Manassas Junction:

Information has been received from headquarters Army of the Potomac that a dispatch has been intercepted from the rebels which stated that Fitz. Lee's cavalry brigade is about to make a raid around the left of army. Be on your guard. Strenghten your pickets and keep your patrols well out. Acknowledge dispatch.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

(Same to commanding officer Fourteenth U. S. Regulars.)

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

September 22, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

The scouts from Morrisville Post-Office and Stafford Springs report no enemy, except a small squad of about seventy or eighty men going to Dumfries day before yesterday. The patrols to Greenswich and Buckland Mills met no rebels. The patrols to Warrenton, however, met a squad of twenty-five guerrillas near Auburn Mills. Watching them closely they saw then unite with another squad of about thirty rebels about three miles this side of Warrenton and followed them up to that place. They learned that Mosby is well again and in command of these guerrillas. There is a rebel signal station opened on Watery Mountain, but I have no office who understands the code of the enemy.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

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