transportation of troops and supplies to aid the armies in the field in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. By command of Major-General Halleck:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
[JUNE 27-AUGUST 3, 1863.
-For Meade's correspondence with the President, Secretary of War, and General-in-Chief, see Part I, pp.
HEADQUARTERS STAHEL'S CAVALRY DIVISION,
On the Emmitsburg Pike, 3 miles from Frederick, June 28, 1863-4 a. m.
Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:
Inclosed I have the honor to transmit a report, with two enclosures, this moment received from General [Joseph T.] Copeland, who is out with two regiments of the First Brigade. At the same time, I take pleasure in informing you that rations were last night sent to General Copeland.
Headquarters FIRST CAVALRY BRIGADE,
Emmitsburg, June 27, 1863-9 p. m.
I inclose you a dispatch sent in from Gettysburg to-night, and a paper* found on a rebel, now a prisoner in that place. There has been nothing here. I have pickets toward Hagerstown and toward Gettysburg, and will move to the latter place early in the morning, if our rations reach us, and without them, if your order it. By command of Brigadier-General Copeland:
JUNE 27, 1863.
About 200 cavalry, one battery, and 2, 000 infantry occupied Gettysburg last night, and moved this morning toward Hanover Junction, on the Northern Central Railroad. They were part of Ewell's Corps, under General Early; the cavalry under [E. V.] White. Another column is reported as moving 5 miles north of Gettysburg, int the direction of York, and the rebels told the country people that another column would come from Carlisle and meet them at York.
R. G. McCREARY.
T. J. CARSON.