Colonel: The major-general commanding directs me to say that he wishes you to get a man posted so as to have a view of the road leading down on the other side to Kelly's Ford, and find out what kind of troops marched down behind the wagons.
The enemy have male a demonstration toward Stevensburg, but so far it amounts to nothing.
Thie general is very anxious to know where to look for Stoneman, as we have heard nothing from him.
Most respectfully, your obedient servant, B. Channing Price, Assistant Adjutant-General.
Feeling satisfied that we should find Raccoon Ford guarded, and that its passage would be disputed, I struck the Rapidan River about six miles below; crossed over the portion of the command under General Buford, who sent a party under Captain Peter Penn Gaskell, of his staff, who, at a dash, cleared the ford above, capturing an officer, Lieutenant Bourier [James Boulware] of the 9th Virginia Cavalry, and six privates of the 9th and 10th