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Lee and Devens, now on the [almost rendered illegible with blood] Virginia side of the river, at your discretion — assuming command on arrival. Very respectfully, Colonel, your most obedient servant, Charles P. Stone, Brig.-General Commanding. The second order was received on the battle-field, by the hand of Col. Cogswell, an hour before the death of Col. Baker, who had put it in his hat without reading it. It is as follows: Headquarters Corps of observation, Edwards's Ferry, Oct. 22d, 11.50. E. D. Baker, Commanding brigade: Colonel: I am informed that the force of the enemy is about 4,000, all told. If you can push them, you may do so as far as to have a strong position near Leesburg, if you can keep them before you, avoiding their batteries. If they pass Leesburg and take the Gum Spring road, you will not follow far, but seize the first good position to cover that road. Their desire is to draw us on, if they are obliged to retreat, as far as Goose Creek, where