War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1119 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

November 8, 1863-9.15 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Dispatch of 8.30 a. m. received*. Dispatch just sent+. General Shaler, at Norman's Ford, reports large column infantry (enemy) going to our right. I have ordered a bridge laid.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

[29.] Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 8, 1863-11 p. m.

Major-General SEDGWICK:

The major-general commanding directs that you move up to Brandy Station, connecting on your left with Third Corps. Leave Shaler's brigade at Rappahannock Station to protect trains and bridges.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

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

NOVEMBER 8, 1863-12 m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff;

GENERAL: Your dispatch ordering the corps to Brandy Station received. The Third Corps is lying in front. The signal officer reports the enemy occupying the hills this side of the station. Will the Third Corps be ordered foward?++ The last bridge is nearly completed.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

[29.] Major-General.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Your dispatch @ directing me to send toward to ascertain if the enemy were in force at Brandy Station was not received by me till after my arrival at the station. Seven of the battle-flags taken last night are in possession of Colonel Upton, commanding Second Brigade, First Division. He desires to present them at some future time to the chief of staff in person. Another flag taken by a sergeant of the Sixth Maine I respectfully for him to present at the same time.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

[29.] Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

November 8, 1863-6.30 p. m.

Major-General SEDGWICK:

What is the condition of affairs in your front? Does the enemy still appear in force?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

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

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* See VOL. XXIX, Part II, p. 437.

+ See 9.05 a. m., VOL. XXIX, Part II, p. 926.

++ For reply, see 12.30 p. m., VOL. XXIX, Part II, p. 438.

@ See 1 p. m., VOL. XXIX, Part II, p. 437.

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