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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 30, 1862-8.40 p. m.


Hagerstown, Md.:

Your dispatch of 1.30 p. m. received. A regiment will be ordered from Sharpsburg to relieve yours at Hagerstown. Colonel Ingalls will send orders to Captain Weeks to turn over for General Brooks' artillery the 46 horses. They are expected to be at Hagerstown to-morrow. General Brooks can leave some men at Hagerstown, to follow with the horses. Please direct General Averell to have two squadrons of his cavalry to report to General Kenly for duty. When the order was given for Colonel Davis' regiment to report to Kenly, it was supposed that he was at Hagerstown. The two squadrons to be left by Averell will probably be sufficient, with what General Kenly now has. Please order your brigades to join you here a s soon as General Kenly gets his command in position.


Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF POTOMAC, October 30, 1862-8 p. m.

Major General GEORGE W. MORELL,

Sharpsburg, Md.:

Your command will embrace the brigade of General Gordon, now at Sharpsburg, and you will make your headquarters at Hagerstown till further orders, visiting the different points of your line occasionally.

By command of Major-General McClellan:


Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 30, 1862-8.30 p. m.

Major-General SLOCUM, Harper's Ferry:

The commanding general directs me to say that Gordon's brigade, and the battery of artillery sent by you to Sharpsburg,l has been placed, until further orders, under the command of Major-General Morell, commanding troops on the Upper Potomac. This is only a temporary arrangement, and is not intended to detach these troops from your corps.

The general also directs you to assume command of the troops at Frederick, and desires you to visit that place occasionally in the discharge of the duties to which you are assigned.


Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, Lovettsville, [Va.,] October 30, [1862]-9.30.

Brigadier General R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Major-General Burnside desires me to inquire whether it was the intention of the commanding general to have Stoneman move at