War of the Rebellion: Serial 043 Page 0051 Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

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obtains. General Kelly is observing the passes west of the Shenandoah, and will give you, through General Schenck, all information he can get. He is very reliable.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 18, 1863-9 a. m. (Received 10 a. m.)

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Prisoners from Pleasonton's fight-9 officers and 66 men-now on the way this camp.

Advices received of the arrival of my cavalry force and pontoons at mouth of Monocacy. Sixth Corps moved up to Germantown. I would request that signal officers be established at Crampton's Pass and South Mountain. They can see the whole country north of the Potomac, and telegraph movements of any column. If my advices of to-day make it advisable, I shall seize and hold those passes. It may be necessary to use General Schenck's troops for that purpose.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

JUNE 18, 1863-10. 07 a. m. (Received 10. 15 a. m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

GENERAL: I have to request that Brigadier-General Pleasonton, for his gallant conduct at Chancellorsville, his services there, and his attack and surprise of Stuart's force, superior in numbers, on the Rappahannock, June 9, may be made major-general, and assigned to command the cavalry corps.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

(Copy to the President and Secretary of War.)

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 18, 1863-1 p. m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Army of the Potomac:

Your telegram for a signal station t Crampton's Pass and South Mountain has been sent to Colonel Myer, with directions to carry out your wishes, if he has the means. General Schenck has been notified that you will have control of any of his forces that are within the sphere of your operations. If you want anything of General Schenck or General Heintzelman, telegraph to them direct. Copies of each telegram are always retained at the War Department for the information of the Government. * * *

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

JUNE 19, 1863-12 noon.

Major-General HALLECK:

I have asked Generals Schenck and Heintzelman for information as to the location, character, and number of their commands. Pleas