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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS, Emmitsburg, July 1, 1863-3. 30 p. m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: You will move your division to Gettysburg immediately, and report to Major- General Howard with the least possible delay. He is engaged with the enemy. Two batteries will join you. By command of Major-General Sickles:

O. H. HART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 1, 1863-3. 35 p. m.

General HANCOCK, or General HOWARD:

I am moving the Twelfth Corps so as to come in about 1 mile of the right of Gettysburg.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS, Taneytown, July 1, 1863-4. 30 p. m.

Major-General SEDGWICK,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you move your command up to Taneytown to-night; your train, excepting ambulances and ammunition, to Westminster, and south of the railroad, as ordered. I regret to inform you that Major-General Reynolds was killed at Gettysburg this morning. You will inform General Sykes of your movement and the cavalry. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major- General, Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 1, 1863.

[General SEDGWICK:]

DEAR SEDGWICK: I transmit herewith an order directing that General Newton assume the command of the First Corps. General Meade wishes him to proceed to the front with all possible dispatch. It is with great regret I inform you that General Reynolds was killed in the engagement of to-day in front of Gettysburg. We have as yet none of the particulars of his death. There is nothing very recent from the front. The enemy appear to be concentrating, and I suppose to-morrow a great battle will be fought. I remain, very truly, yours,

S. WILLIAMS.

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