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day night the 1st and 6th corps, who had been encamped along the base of the Cedar Run Mountains and extending down to Raccoon Ford, built fires and advanced their lines to the river. They had previously been strengthened by two divisions, so that at the break of day yesterday a most formidable array of Union soldiers appeared, ready to cross the river at several points simultaneously. Gen. Kilpatrick had also during the night moved to the right, and at daylight on Saturday morning, October 10th, engaged the enemy at James City. I learn that he was instructed not to bring on a general engagement, as the plan was to lure the rebels back to their right and centre by the demonstrations in those quarters — a plan which would be thwarted by bringing on a general engagement upon our right. Consequently, after a half hours skirmishing, he fell back in the direction of Culpeper and took position near Bethel Church, where a support of infantry was posted, and to which place they were fo