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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Union Mills, Va., October 19, 1863.

The Third Corps will march this morning at 6 o'clock, keeping on the south side of the railroad, and take position on Broad Run near Bristoe. The order of march will be in conformity with circular dated July 22, 1863, from these heaquarters: Second Division leading, then Third Division, and the First Division bringing up the rear.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

[29.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

October 19, 1863.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The head of this corps is at Broad Run, near Bristoe Station. The right is on the railroad, near the left the Second Corps. My pickets in front are across Broad Run, occupying the hing ground on the left; they are pushed out toward Brentsville. I recommend that place for cavalry. Several deserters, taken to-day, confirm the accounts of yesterday. One of them says that it is hoped the time to relay the railroad track will enable the re-enforcements sent to Bragg to finish there and return before we can open th road again.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. FRENCH,

[29.] Major-General, Commnding.

OCTOBER 19, 1863-12.30 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I have sent an aide to say that the enemy have infantry pickets in front of my line.

SDGWICK,

[29.] General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 20, 1863-2 p. m.

Major-General NEWTON,

Commanding First Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you move through Thoroughfare Gap and halt for the night at Georgetown. Headquarters will be at Gainesville to-night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

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

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Greenwich, October 20, 1863.

This corps will move toward Buckland Mills (following the Second Corps) at 6 o'clock this a. m. The movement will be made in double columns of infantry, with artillery between. The First Division will move first, followed by the Third, the Second Division briging up the rear. Commanding officers will be particularly careful to keep their