War of the Rebellion: Serial 043 Page 0052 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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direct it to be furnished. I have directed General Stahel to concentrate his cavalry for movement. Please inform General Heintzelman. Are orders for these commands to be given by me where I deem it necessary? The nature of the control to be exercised by me Generals Heintzelman and Schenck, that I may not seem to avoid proper channels or to act discourteously toward them.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1863. (Received 12 m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

I have just been furnished with an extract from the New York Herald of yesterday concerning the late movements od this army. So long as the newspapers continue to give publicity to our movements, we must not expect to gain any advantage over our adversaries. Is there no way of stopping it? I can suppress the circulation of this paper within my lines, but I cannot prevent their reaching it to the enemy. We could well afford to give millions of money for like information of the enemy.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 19, 1863-1. 55 p. m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Army of the Potomac:

I appreciate as fully as yourself the injury

resulting from newspaper publication of the movements, numbers, and position of our troops, but I see no way of preventing it as long as reporters are permitted in our camps. I expelled them all from our lines in Mississippi. Every general must decide for himself what persons he will permit in his camps.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1863-2 p. m. (Received 2. 10 p. m.)

H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

Do you give credit to the reported movements of the enemy as stated in the Chronicle, of this morning?

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 19, 1863-3. 55 p. m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Army of the Potomac:

I do not know to what particular statement in the Chronicle you refer. There are several which are contradictory. It now looks very much as if Lee had been trying to draw your right across the Poto-