War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0308 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-8. 30 a. m.

General JOHN J. ABERCROMBIE, Centreville:

General Hancock's corps will be at Gum Springs to-night. The commanding general directs, therefore, that you join it at that place. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

June 25, 1863.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Eleventh Corps:

What orders have you, and where are you destined? I have sent an order for you to furnish General Stahel with a brigade and a rifled battery, to seize Crampton's Pass, and hold it. General Stahel will call upon you for it. I have been directed to assume command of the First, Third, and Eleventh Corps.

Respectfully, yours,

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, Near Poolesvile,

June 25, 1863-9 a. m.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Eleventh Corps:

After detaching the brigade and battery to the support of Colonel De Forest's cavalry, going to Crampton's Pass, you will move your command in the direction of Middletown, as indicated, unless the passage of the pass should be disputed, in which case you will move to the support of Colonel De Forest. General Hooker will be here by 9 or 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

June 25, 1863-9 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

The thirty guns spoken of in my letter should be thirty-three, consisting of twenty siege and thirteen light. The number effective that French will find will not vary much from number in letter Perkins takes you

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.