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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 29, 1863.

Colonel G. H. SHARPE,

Deputy Provost-Marshal-General:

The major-general commanding desires that you send to Gettysburg, Hanover, Greenscastle, Chambersburg, and Jefferson to-night and get as much information as you can of the numbers, position, and force of the enemy, with their movements.

Very respectfully, &c.,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, June 29, 1863-6. 40 p. m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: You will move your command to-morrow to Hanover Junction, using your force to keep open communication with Baltimore by that railroad route. The infantry will move up and be in your rear. The enemy is at York, and you may meet some of them near the Junction. General Couch reports he is fighting at Columbia. I shall keep you advised of the movements of these headquarters.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 29, 1863-6. 45 p. m. Commanding Officer Fifth [First] Corps:

Your dispatch of 3. 15 p. m. has been laid before the commanding general. He is entirely satisfied with the progress you have made, and only wishes you to get over as much ground as you can without fatiguing your men.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-Genera.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 29, 1863-7 p. m.

Commanding Officer Third Corps: I am directed by the commanding general to inform you that the train of your corps is at a stand-still at Middleburg, and delaying, of course, all movements in the rear. He wishes you to give your immediate and personal attention to keeping your train in motion.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS.