War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0312 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-11 a. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD, Baltimore:

The small body of troops you speak of will be of more bother than use, in my opinion. You had better abandon all hope of getting assistance from that quarter. There are good reasons why you should return to-night.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863-11 a. m.

Major-General SLOCUM:

The information furnished you in regard to Young's Island Ford is erroneous. There are 4 feet of water on that ford.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863.

(Received 11. 45 a. m.)

Major-General SLOCUM, Leesburg:

Please have word sent at once to Major-General Stahel, that after leaving a sufficient escort for General French, to report with his cavalry to Major-General Reynolds. General Stahel crossed the river this morning near Edwards Ferry, on his way to Harper's Ferry, and General Reynolds is on the way to cross. General Reynolds has been assigned to the command of the First, Third, and Eleventh Corps. Also inform General French, at Harper's Ferry, if practicable. Answer.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 25, 1863.

JOHN C. BABCOCK, Frederick, Md.:

General Reynolds goes to-day with three corps to hold, if possible, the South Mountain Gap and Crampton's Pass. Report to him, and remain with his advance.

SHARPE,

Colonel.

POINT OF ROCKS,

June 25, 1863-11. 15 a. m.

(Received 11. 45 a. m.)

General S. WILLIAMS:

I left camp at 3. 45 a. m. My leading division between the Monocacy and this point. Any instructions will reach me here before 1 p. m. Reported all quiet at Maryland Heights.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.