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the woods at the foot of this hill. I can see sixteen guns, not in position-eight north-northwest and eight northeast from here. Very respectfully,

N. HENRY CAMP,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 2, 1863-5. 30 p. m.

Commanding Officer Twelfth Corps:

The signal officer reports that a heavy column of infantry is moving round to the right, and in front of Slocum's corps. By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROUND TOP MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION, July 2, 1863.

Captain HALL:

Saw a column of the enemy's infantry move into woods on ridge, 3 miles west of the town, near the Millerstown road. Wagon teams, parked in open field beyond the ridge, moved to the rear, behind woods. See wagons moving up and down on the Chambersburg pike, at Spangler's. Think the enemy occupies the range of hills 3 miles west of town in considerable force.

NORTON,

TAYLOR,

Signal Officer.

[P. S.]-This is good point for observation.

SIGNAL STATION, July 2, 1863.

General MEADE:

Millerstown Cross-Roads is about 8 miles, a little south of west from the signal station 1 1/2 miles to the south of this house.

L. B. NORTON,

Captain, and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, July 2, 1863-10. 40.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: You will hold your force well in hand in your present position, with pickets and scouts well out. The enemy are in heavy force on the road from Heidlersburg to Gettysburg and toward Berlin. You will see that our flank and rear not turned without giving timely information. I understand your position to be 3 miles from Gettysburg, on the Hanover road. Very respectfully,

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General, Commanding.