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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, ELEVENTH CORPS, July 2, 1863-8 a. m.

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GENERAL: As to the disposition I made of my forces, I have the honor to report as follows: Six regiments deployed behind the stone wall west of the road; four regiments in column in second line; skirmishers in front. Captain Dilger's battery behind my left. The whole effective force about 1, 500 men. Very respectfully,

C. SCHURZ,

Major-General.

FIFTH CORPS SIGNAL STATION, [July] 2, 1863.

General HOWARD:

Our line has been contracted. Our right rests on Rock Creek. I have massed my troops in rear of our right.

SYKES,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 2, 1863-9. 30 a. m.

Commanding Officer Twelfth Corps:

The commanding general desires that you will at once examine the ground in your front, and give him your opinion as to the practicability of attacking the enemy in that quarter. Very respectfully,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 2, 1863.

Commanding Officer Twelfth Corps:

The commanding general desires you to make your arrangements for an attack from your front on the enemy, to be made be the Twelfth Corps, supported by the Fifth. He wishes this a strong and decisive attack, which he will order so soon as he gets definite information of the approach of the Sixth Corps, which will also be directed to co-operate in this attack. For this purpose, he has sent an officer to ascertain the whereabouts of General Sedgwick, and report. Very respectfully, &c.,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

SIGNAL STATION, July 2, 1863-9. 30 a. m.

General MEADE:

The enemy are moving a brigade of five regiments from in front of our center to our right, accompanied by one four-gun battery and two squadrons of cavalry, at a point est-southeast of Second Divis-