War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0282 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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June 24, 1863-12 m.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN:

I request that your medical director will give directions for the removal of all of his sick and supplies in advance of the line of defenses around Alexandria to within those lines. Should we march from here, I presume that the line to be held will be the exterior line of the works themselves.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

EDWARDS FERRY, June 24, 1863-12. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General BENHAM, Navy-Yard:

The following dispatch has just been received, and the order will be executed, viz

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 24, 1863.

Captain TURNBULL, Edwards Ferry:

Another bridge has been sent for, and when it reaches Edwards Ferry, please stop it, and have it thrown over the river near your present bridge.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

CHAS. N. TURNBULL,

Captain of Engineers, Commanding.

EDWARDS FERRY,

June 24, 1863-12. 30 p. m.

Major-General HOOKER, Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Your dispatch just received, and orders will be executed. The bridge is not expected to reach here before some time to-night.

CHAS. N. TURNBULL,

Captain of Engineer Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 24, 1863-12. 45 p. m.

General H. W. BENHAM, Navy-Yard:

The commanding general desires to be informed how long it will take to put the bridges, &c., you have with you in a condition to be left with a small guard, but held in readiness for immediate service should they be required. When can the remainder of your command you have with you move?

S. WILLIAMS.

NAVY-YARD, June 24, 1863.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch just received. The bridges here, with the command now here, can be put in good service order by Monday or Tuesday