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Field letters from Stuart's headquarters. [The following autograph letters, for which we are indebted to Major H. B. McClellan, formerly of General J. E. B. Stuart's staff, are worth preserving in our Papers, and will be of interest to others as well as to those who followed the feather of the gallant and lamented Chief of Cavalry of Army of Northern Virginia.] headquarters, Crenshaw's farm, 19th August, 1862. General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry: General — I desire you to rest your men to-day, refresh your horses, prepare rations and everything for the march to-morrow. Get what information you can of fords, roads, and position of enemy, so that your march can be made understandingly and with vigor. I sent to you Captain Mason, an experienced bridge builder, &c., whom I think will be able to aid you in the destruction of the bridges, &c. When that is accomplished, or while in train of execution, as circumstances permit, I wish you to operate back towards Culpeper