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ion, Twelfth Corps, and in easy range. A heavy line of enemy's infantry on our right. Very small force of infantry-enemy's infantry-visible in front of our center.

JAS. S. HALL.

Captain, and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH Corps, July 2, 1863-6. 30 p. m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

The batteries in front of my right flank seem to have been silenced or withdrawn. They were seen to go toward the north.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS [TWELFTH CORPS], July 2, 1863-10. 30 a. m. (Received 11 a. m.)

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Your note of 9. 30 a. m. is received. I have already made a better examination of the position in my front than I am able to now that we have taken up a new line. If it is true that the enemy are massing troops on our right, I do not think we could detach enough troops for and attack to insure success. I do not think the ground in my front, held by the enemy, possesses any peculiar advantages for him. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 2, 1863-11 a. m.

The staff officers on duty at HEADQUARTERS will inform themselves of the positions of the various corps, their artillery, infantry, and trains. Sketch them, with a view to roads, and report them immediately, as follows: Third Corps, Colonel [Edmund] Schriver; Second Corps, Lieutenant-Colonel [Nelson H.] Davis; Twelfth Corps, Lieutenant [Henry W.] Perkins; First Corps, Lieutenant [Paul A.] Oliver; Fifth Corps, Captain [Charles E.] Cadwalader. It is desired to know the roads on or near which the troops are, and where their trains lie, in view of movements in any direction, and to be familiar with the HEADQUARTERS of the commanders. By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION, July 2, 1863-11. 45 a. m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

Enemy's skirmishers are advancing from the west, 1 mile from here.

JEROME,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.