join the corps? The Third Corps, via mouth of the Monocacy, Point of Rocks, Petersville, Burkittsville, &c. I think the general had better reach here as early as possible.
JOHN F. REYNOLDS,
[P. S.]-The Third Corps is crossing the bridge now, though the trains of the First and Third are yet to cross.
June 25, 1863-2. 30 p. m.
General BENHAM, Near Navy-Yard:
GENERAL: The second bridge is completed ad in use. I reported to General Birney, commanding Third Corps. The bridge was put down in there hours. It consists of sixty-five boats.
E. O. BEERS,
EDWARDS FERRY, VA.,
June 25, 1863.
General S. WILLIAMS,
Your orders to Pleasonton and Meade, sent by signal, did not reach them, the signal officers having broken up their camps at Howard's, and the officer sent with them over to Howard's has brought them back here; so if you depended upon their receiving their orders by signal alone, it has failed. There was also a communication from General Ingalls to Pleasonton.
JOHN. F. REYNOLDS,
POINT OF ROCKS, MD.,
June 25, 1863-4. 30 p. m.
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
Orders received changing destination. Have received orders from General Reynolds, and sent aide-de-camp. Orders will reach me to-night at Point of Rocks. My headquarters to-night at Jefferson.
O. O. HOWARD,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
June 25, 1863.
Commanding Pennsylvania Reserves, Upton's Hill:
The major-general commanding directs that your batteries be ordered to report to General Barry, at Washington, instead of to General Tyler here. If they have started for this point, order them back, if possible. S. F. BARSTOW, Assistant Adjutant-General.