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corps took possession of Ashby's Gap; the 6th corps reached Union; the 9th corps, Upperville; the cavalry occupied Piedmont. On the 5th the 1st corps moved to Rectortown and White Plains; one division of the 2d corps to the intersection of the Paris and Piedmont with the Upperville and Barber's road; the 6th corps to the Aldie pbers at Barber's cross-roads. Bayard's cavalry had some sharp skirmishing in front of Salem. On the 6th the 1st corps advanced to Warrenton, the 2d corps to Rectortown; the 5th corps commenced its movement from Snicker's Gap to White Plains; the 9th corps to Waterloo and vicinity on the Rappahannock; the 11th corps was at New e their feelings would not have been less intense! [The following was McClellan's farewell to the army:] headquarters, Army of the Potomac, camp near Rectortown, Va., Nov. 7, 1862. Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac: An order of the President devolves upon Maj.-Gen. Burnside the command of this army. In
full tide of success, so far as it is or can be successful to advance without a battle. . . . To-morrow night I hope to strike the railroad and telegraph again; no telegraph within twenty-five miles of this. . . . Nov. 5, 9 P. M., camp near Rectortown. . . . After a considerable amount of marching and skirmishing we have worked our way thus far down into rebeldom. We have had delightful weather for marching and a beautiful country to travel through. . . . We left Berlin on Sunday morningagain; has had some skirmishing pretty much every day; to-day he came across Jeb Stuart and thrashed him badly. Jeb outnumbered him two to one, but was well whipped; there were some very pretty charges made. . . . Nov. 6, 1 P. M., camp near Rectortown. . . . The army still advances, but the machine is so huge and complicated that it is slow in its motions. Nov. 7, 2 P. M. . . . Sumner returned last night. Howard returned this morning. I go to Warrenton to-morrow. Reynolds is the