GARNETT'S MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,
November 17, 1863-3 p. m.
I cannt discover any signs of the enemy between Barnett's Ford and Madison Court-House except a picket along Robertson's. A large body of horses grazing between Robertson's and Rapidan and near the mouth of Robertson's. Heavy smokes between Orange Court-House and Gordonsville. Quite a large camp back of Rapidan Station, and camps between Rapidan Station and Barnett's Ford. Few guns in position at station.
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
November 18, 1863-10.15 p. m.
Commanding First Division:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your division to this side of the river at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning and camp upon any good ground you may find behind Crawford's division. You will leave a sufficient guard to protect the brigades until they are taken up. The substance of the above was telegraphed you at 4 p. m. to-day.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
FRED. T. LOCKE,
[29.] Assistant Adjutant-General.
NOVEMBER 18, 1863-11.15 a. m.
I can discern no change along enemy's lines. Atmosphere too hazy to see distinctly.
NOVEMBER 18, 1863-6 p. m.
Heavy columns smoke this p. m. three miles northeast from Criglersville. Camp smoke in direction of Orange Court-House and Barnett's Ford unusually heavy. No change observed opposite Somerville, Raccoon, and Morton's Fords. Enemy's signals on Clark's Mountain are concealed from us. Saw upper part of light working toward other side of mountain.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
November 19, 1863-8 p. m.
Commanding Second Corps:
I would like to see you to-morrow morning between 9 and 10 a. m. Bring Captain Roebling with you.
GEO. G. MEADE,