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at Washington, and to which division it originally belonged, reporting to the General-in-Chief at Washington, D. C.

The Quartermaster's Department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Major-General Dix:

LOUIS H. PELOUZE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, July 16, 1863.

This brigade and the Tenth New Jersey, temporarily attached to it, will report for orders to Major-General Heintzelman, commanding department, &c., to be sent to the front.

By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. GENERAL 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 307.

Washington, July 11, 1863.

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VII. So much of Special Orders, Numbers 296, current series, from this office, as assigned Brigadier General E. L. Viele, U. S. Volunteers, to the command of the depot for drafted men at Annapolis Junction, Md., is hereby revoked, and Brigadier General J. T. Copeland, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of said depot.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 12, 1863-6. 30 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

At 6. 30 a. m. my reconnaissance about 2 miles from Hagerstown. No enemy in sight. No firing heard at Funkstown. Pickets heard artillery moving from Hagerstown and Funkstown, in a southwesterly direction, during the night.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

JULY 12, 1863-7 a. m.

Major-General PLEASONTON:

GENERAL: It is so foggy that it is hard to discover anything. There seems to be but a few cavalrymen between here and Downsville. At or near Downsville is a division of Longstreet, entrenching themselves. Their line is on a height just this side of Downsville. It extends south toward the river, in a very rugged country, with many stone walls parallel to their front.