War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0306 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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get up. My advises of last night inform me that the rebels do not hold them. General Stahel should be at Young's [Island] Ford early this morning. The movements must be rapid the troops to move in the direction of South Mountain Pass.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

(General Howard notified.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-12. 30 a. m.

General JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Edwards Ferry:

A dispatch has been received from General Howard. He was at Point of Rocks, and has been ordered to send a staff officer to report to you. He has also been directed to move his corps in the direction of Middletown, instead of to Sandy Hook, as ordered yesterday. The Third Corps will reach Edwards Ferry this afternoon.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

June 25, 1863.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Eleventh Corps:

You will order a brigade, with a battery of rifled guns, to report to General Stahel, to go forward to Crampton's Gap with his cavalry.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-7 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

On the receipt of this order, take up your line of march to Edwards Ferry. Your best line will be via Sudley Springs and Gum Springs. The last-named place you should reach to-night.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-7 a. m.

Brigadier-General TYLER,

Commanding Artillery Reserve:

The Reserve Artillery, on the receipt of this order, will take up its line of march for Edwards Ferry, which point it should make to-day.

HOOKER,

Major-General.