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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 14, 1863-1.30 p. m. (Received 2.45 p. m.)

Major-Geneal NEWTON,

Commanding First Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send a division to hold Bull Run brigade on the Centerville pike. General Kilpatrick, at Buckland Mills, says at 10 a. m. saw the enemy's infantry advsancing on the Centerville pike from Warrenton.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

[29.] Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 14, 1863-2.15 p. m. (Received 3.25 p. m.)

Major-General NEWTON,

Commanding First Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that the division you send to guard Bull Run bridge picket down to meet French's pickets.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

[29.] Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIRST ARMY CORPS,

October 14, 1863.

[General NEWTON:]

GENERAL: The position I am directed to hold in untenable. The enemy with one battery planted on the hill opposite would drive us out of here in ten minutes.

Very respectfully, yours, &c.,

John C. ROBINSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

If you can relieve me to-day I hope you will.

[29.]

R[OBINSON].

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 15, 1863-3.30 p. m.

Major-Geneal NEWTON, Commanding:

The major-general commanding considers that the line of pickets in your from should be in advance of Cub Run, unless their is some special reason for their being along the run, which is not known to him.

A. A. HUMPHRYS,

[29.] Majo-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 15, 1865-6.15 p. m.

Major-General NEWTON,

Commanding First Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send a brigade to the Bull Run brigade to support the cavalry now holding it. The cavalry will remain there.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

[29.] Major-General and Chief of Staff.