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beyond the Madison Court-House and Gordonsville pike. Have seen no smoke in that locality before. See nothing of a threatening nature. Will send to your signal officer anything I may see or learn of importance to you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.

(Same to Captain Norton.)

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

October 9, 1863.

The commanding general directs that you have your command in the vicinity of Morton's Ford by daylight to-morrow morning. No reveille will be sounded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HARRY C. EGBERT,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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THOROUGHFARE MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

October 9, 18673-12 m.

General KILPATRICK:

Enemy is moving in force on two roads toward Madison Court-House. Madison and Gordonsville pike is full of wagons. Column infantry seen.

TAYLOR.

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THOROUGHFARE MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

October 9, 1863-1.30 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Enemy is moving on two roads toward Madison Court-House. About one division infantry seen. Trains have halted about five miles from Madison Court-House, and fires have spring up in woods along the roads. Wagon train now coming through Orange Court-House toward the Rapidan.

TAYLOR.

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THOROUGHFARE MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

October 9, 1863-7 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

The trains reported in motion halted at 1.30 p. m. At dark were parked from two to six miles from Madison Court-House, and animals grazing in the fiels. Extensive and very dense smokes rising from woods where columns have halted, extending from vicinity Beautiful Run to within about one mile of Madison Court-House. At 5 o'clock small wagon train and squadron cavalry move into Orange Court-House from direction the Rapidan.

TAYLOR,

Signal Officer.

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