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Twelfth, and hold myself in readiness to move farther in case these two corps open the road in front of me. Headquarters of the Fifth Corps will be to-night at Harwood.

Respectfully, yours,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

P. S.-Does the commanding general desire any disposition to be made of the five batteries I do not take?

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., April 27, 1863-7.15 a.m.

General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The letter of instructions addressed to you last night was intended to direct that your movement should commence this morning instead of to-morrow. The date of the letter was changed after it was written. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., April 27, 1863.

Commanding Officer, Third Corps:

The commanding general directs that you have your command in readiness to move early to-morrow with the subsistence (eight days') and ammunition prescribed by existing orders for the march. Further instructions will be sent to you later in the day.

Very respectfully,&c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 27, 1863-3.30 p.m.

Major-General HOOKER:

How does it look now?

A. LINCOLN.

APRIL 27, 1863-5 p.m.

President LINCOLN:

I am not sufficiently advanced to give an opinion. We are busy. Will tell you all soon as I can, and have it satisfactory.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.