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Sixth Corps, may be assigned to the command, subject to the approval of General Sedgwick, whom I have been unable to consult in the matter.

Very respectfully, &c.,

JOHN NEWTON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 6, 1863-4. 30 a. m.

Commanding Officer First Corps:

The commanding general approves the order given by General Sedgwick for the First and Third Corps to proceed to Emmitsburg.

The commanding general is not at this moment prepared to assign General Russell or General Torbert to the command of your Third Division.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 6, 1863-4. 40 a. m.

Commanding Officer Third Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you comply with the order given by Major-General Sedgwick, through General Newton, for your corps to move to Emmitsburg this morning.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. 11TH CORPS, Horner's, July 6, 1863-4. 15 a. m. (Received 6. 30 a. m.)

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The dispatches just read and forwarded indicate the enemy moving from Fairfield, through Jack's Mountain. He might pass through Jack's Mountain to Mechanicstown, moving on Frederick, or through the mountain toward Hagerstown. In either case, ought I not to move on Emmitsburg as quickly as possible? As such movement might conflict with operations based on Sedgwick's information, which caused you to order me to halt, I will await your orders. Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, July 6, 1863-4. 20 a. m.

General HOWARD:

Received at 4. 20 a. m. dispatch ordering movement to stop where it is. My column was already en route for Emmitsburg. My troops