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formation as to affairs north of that place. We only know that the enemy is there. I hope Generals Couch and Smith will push up rapidly and vigorously. Now is the time.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General, Chief Quartermaster.

FREDERICK CITY, MD., July 10, 1863-1 a. m. Brigadier

General S. WILLIAMS,

Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

In obedience to orders from Brigadier-General Benham, I report the arrival here of pontoon wagons sufficient to transport 1, 000 feet of bridge material; also teams sufficient to haul the empty trucks. I am ordered, as above, to await your orders.

Respectfully,

A. C. PALMER,

Captain Fiftieth New York Volunteer Engineers, Comdg, Train.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, July 10, 1863-3 p. m.

Brigadier General R. Ingalls,

Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac:

General Halleck desires that you be informed that three brigades, on their way from Fort Monroe to join General Meade, are sent forward by General Dix, for sake of speed, without baggage wagons. It is hoped that for a short campaign you can fit them for the field from the trains of the Army of the Potomac. When called for hereafter, their own trains can be forwarded. At present everything gives way to the necessities of pushing forward the re-enforcements with speed.

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

July 10, 1863-12 m.

Major W. A. P. WOOD,

Assistant Provost-Marshal-General, Alexandria:

There are now in the distribution camp about 500 men belonging to the Army of the Potomac. The major-general commanding desires to know if there is any way by which these men can be forwarded to the Army of the Potomac.

Respectfully,

CARROLL H. POTTER,

Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, D. C., July 10, 1863.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN,

Commanding:

GENERAL: The following regiments: One hundred and seventy-second Pennsylvania, One hundred and sixty-ninth Pennsylvania,