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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

October 25, 1863.

Major-General BIRNEY:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you change the position of your troops in such a manner as to face a line parallel to and near the railroad. General Prince will at once remove his division to this side of the creek.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. H. HART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copies to Brigadier-Generals Prince and Carr.)

[29.]

WATERY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

October 25, 1863.

Captain NORTON:

No change in enemy's camp. Camp smokes in vicinity of Stevensburg and Brandy Station very heavy, extending nearer to Culpeper than heretofore. Dense smoke below Rappahannock Station about opposite Kelly's Ford. The force in immediate vicinity Rappahannock Station apparently not as large.

TAYLOR,

[29.] Captain.

HEADQUARTERS AMRY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 26, 1863-8.15 o'clock.

Major-General NEWTON:

General headquarters will move to Auburn at 8 a. m. to-morrow.

S. WILLIAMS,

[29.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS AMRY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 26, 1863.

Colonel C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The Fifth Army Corps, excepting one brigade at New Baltimore, is now posted at Auburn and in its vicinity.

S. WILLIAMS,

[29.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 26, 1863-5 p. m.

Major-General NEWTON, Commanding:

Hold yourself in readiness to move up to Catlett's to-night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

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

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Catlett's, October 26, 1863.

The major-general commanding has received information that a force of the enemy are advancing by way of Bealeton. Division commanders