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OCTOBER, 27, 1863-5 P. M.

Captaom NORTON:

Enemy's camps on line railroad in direction Stevensburg still the same. Battalion drills this p. m. near Brandy Station. Appearance of intrenching at Rappahannock Station. Horse grazing and two army wagons are near Little Washington.

[29.] TAYLOR.

WATERY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

October 27, 1863-5 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

No change seen in emeny's camps. Camp smokes very dense in vicinity of Stevensburg and Brandy Station, extending nearer Culpeper than heretofore. Dense line of smokes below Rappahannock Station about opposite Kelly's Ford.

[29.] TAYLOR.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 29, 1863.

Major-General NEWTON:

The major-general commanding directs that you send a brigade to Kettle Run brigade to guard and that you guard the railroad as far as Catlett's Station. Headquarters will be to-morrow near Three-Mile Station, Warrenton Branch Railroad.

A. A HUMPHREYS,

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

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Catlett's, October 29, 1863.

The troops of this corps will be under arms ready to march to-morrow morning, October 30, in the following order: First Division will march at 7 o'clock precisely; Third Division will follow the First; Second Division will follow the Third. Each division will be accompanied by a battery. The Reserve Artillery, ammunition, ambulance, and supply trains will follow the movement, and take such position in the rear as may by hereafter assigned to them. The commanding officer of the Second Division will detail at Catlett's Station, Cedar Run brigade, and the railroad from Catlett's to Warrenton Junction. The working parties will remain on the railroad.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

[29.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 484.

Washington, October 30, 1863.

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6. Brigadier General Johs Gibbon, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed without delay to Ceveland, Ohio, and assume command of the depot for drefted men at that place.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

[29.] Assistant Adjutant-General.