Be prompt and expeditious, and never mind wagon-trains or roads till this affair is over.
Lieut. Brooks will deliver you this communication.
He has one for Gen. Reno and one for Gen. McDowell.
Pure to deliver them without fail, and make him bring back a receipt to you before daylight.
Lieut. Brooks will remain with you and bring you to this camp.
Use the cavalry I send you to escort your chardson's division supported me with that success which always distinguishes that noble corps.
Brooks's brigade was particularly conspicuous.
I particularly ask attention to the report of General, the enemy seemed to have concentrated his force on the force of Gen. Richardson's command.
Col. Brooks, commanding a brigade, sent to me for assistance.
You having previously ordered Col. Morris, commanding Second brigade, to take orders from me, I ordered him to Col. Brooks's assistance.
The loss in my command is as follows:
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