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HEADQUARTERS, Frederick, July 11, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

In reply to your telegram, I have to say that only three regiments (nine-months' men) have as yet reported to me. Their arrival was telegraphed to General Williams.

ED. SCHRIVER.

Inspector-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE, MD., July 11, 1863-3 p. m.

(Received 4. 05 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I am astounded. Here is a fine regiment, Thirteenth Vermont, 663 strong, just arrived from Middletown, from the very presence of the enemy, on their way home because their nine-months' term expired on the 9th. Can nothing be done to stop this? This regiment is of General Newton's corps. I suppose I must give them transportation, but i cannot help denouncing them.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

NEAR FUNKSTOWN, July 11, 1863. (Received 9 p. m.)

General MEADE:

Citizen reports that the enemy had only 6, 000 men in Hagerstown yesterday; that the rest had gone to Williamsport. My observation confirms this.

W. J. L. NICODEMUS,

Captain, and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 11, 1863-11. 45 p. m.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send a division and brigade to advance upon Funkstown. Take possession of that town, and effect a lodgment upon the high grounds beyond, overlooking it. Should the enemy endeavor to prevent this by a very large force, you will bring forward as much of your command as may be necessary to support your troops.

Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 11, 1863-11. 45 p. m.

Commanding Officer Eleventh Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send a brigade (1, 500 men) to make a reconnaissance, in conjunction with Kilpat-