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the First and Eleventh Corps on your right flank to the same extent as if the enemy occupied Hagerstown. You will post them so as to cover and strengthen your right flank.

Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

JULY 12, 1863-11. 15 a. m.

General MEADE:

I am doing well. Have taken 110 prisoners. Heavy skirmishing 1 mile west.

GEARY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 12, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

Commanding Officer Third Corps:

General Hays has been directed to occupy the crest instead of the foot of the slope. The major-general commanding directs that you mass such of your troops as are not forming part of General Hays' line near Jones' Cross-Roads, as ordered, and hold them ready to march in support in any direction. Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

BALTIMORE, MD., July 12, 1863-11 p. m.

(Received, War Department, July 13, 12. 15 a. m.)

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

With due respect to Messrs. Cameroon and Moorhead, * I must say that I do not think there is a city in the Union where Trimble would be as little likely to get a chance for intercourse with traitorous associates as in Baltimore. He has constantly been favored with opportunities at Gettysburg, which he could not have had here.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

CHAMBERSBURG, July 12, 1863-12. 30 p. m.

(Received 5. 15 p. m.)

General WARREN,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

It is reported that the rebels crossed a good many horses yesterday at Williamsport, swimming the river, and that fourteen flats were nearly completed yesterday. I cannot find out that any large force of the enemy is at Fairview. My Second Division will move down so soon as my provisions are up.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

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*See Cameroon to Lincoln, July 11, p. 646.

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