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ing to state what dispositions have been made of our forces; but this much I will say: that the vigilance and activity of Gen. Lee has been unremitting, and that everything has been done that is likely to insure success and victory. From present indications I think the enemy will head his column up the plank road. In this event it is quite probable that the fight will occur at or near Mine Run, a small stream, fourteen miles below Orange Court House and twenty-six above Fredericksburg. Ely's and Germanna, as I have stated, are fords on the Rapidan river — the former twenty five miles below Orange Court-House and fifteen miles above Fredericksburg. The latter ford is about equi distant from both Orange Court House and Fredericksburg, being about twenty miles from each. During Tuesday night the enemy withdrew their pickets on our immediate front, and during the day yesterday our cavalry penetrated to Culpeper Court House, which they found abandoned by the enemy. It is also