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point, Major De Peyster will report to Brigadier General W. F. Barry, U. S. Volunteers, in Washington: Thirtieth New York Independent Battery; Thirty-Second, New York Independent Battery; Twelfth Ohio Battery; Battery B, First Maryland Artillery; Battery C, First Pennsylvania Artillery.

II. The following batteries will, under command of Captain Hazard, proceed to Arlington Heights, and, on their arrival, will be reported, by the commanding officer to General Barry, U. S. Volunteers, in Washington: Keystone Battery; Battery H, First Rhode Island Artillery.

III. The following batteries of General Crawford's command, now at Upton's Hill, will proceed to Arlington Heights (the commanding officer, on arrival, will report to Brigadier-General Barry, U. S. Volunteers, in Washington): [John C.] Schuetz's [K, Tenth Michigan] and [William] Borrowe's [H, Pennsylvania Light] batteries of the Pennsylvania Reserves.

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VI. Brigadier General E. B. Tyler, U. S. Volunteers, will report to Major-General Schenck, commanding the Middle Department, for temporary duty.

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By command of Major-General Hooker:


Assistant Adjutant-General.


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

(Received 12. 10 p. m.)

General RIPLEY, Washington City:

General SCHENCK:

Our 24-pounder howitzers are in position on Maryland Heights, but require eight more to perfect our defenses. If possible, induce General Ripley to order them at once, with 100 rounds of ammunition, assorted, per gun. If we are taken, it will be for want of these howitzers. Mark that.



I send you the above, with request that the guns be supplied, if possible.




June 25, 1863.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS, A. A. G., Army of the Potomac:

Your aides reached here at 1. 45 p. m. I had ordered General Stahel to send a brigade of cavalry and a battery to Crampton' Pass, Howard to give him a brigade of infantry, as he was in advance; also by your telegram Stahel was ordered to send a brigade to Frederick, and drive out any rebel force he might find in that direction. Stahel left here at 1 p. m. The corps I have ordered to march as follows: The First Corps via Barnesville, Adamstown, and Jefferson, in the direction of Middletown, at least as far as Barnesville to-night, and to move early in the morning. Shall I send the regiments here, Twentieth [Militia] and Ninety-fourth New York, to