War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0670 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 12, 1863.

Intelligence having been received which satisfies the commanding general that the enemy are taking position behind Marsh Run, extending from Downsville to the vicinity of Hagerstown, he directs that corps commanders will move their commands with the utmost celerity into the positions heretofore designated, and be prepared to meet an attack from the enemy. Requisitions should be made immediately upon General Tyler for any additional artillery that they may require. General Tyler will be found near the crossing of Beaver Creek by the Boonsborough and Hagerstown pike. By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 12, 1863.

The following order will be strictly observed by all commanders: No private property can be taken for the use of this army as far as relates to the quartermaster's department, excepting by an officer of that department, and he must have the authority of his commanding officer for taking it. Payment must be made at the time, or properly certified accounts given, on Form No. 12, and the property must be accounted for on the returns of the officer signing the certificate. The accounts must also be approved by the commanding officer. Papers given in this form will be paid on presentation to Captain John McHarg, assistant quartermaster, at Frederick City, who has been detailed for that purpose. By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. GENERAL 'S OFFICE,

No. 308.

Washington, July 12, 1863.

Major General E. D. Keyes, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, will return to the Department of Virginia, and report for duty to Major-General Dix. By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HAGERSTOWN, July 13, 1863-5. 30 a. m.

General MEADE:

The enemy have left the works in front of Hagerstown. No enemy can be seen in any direction.

NICODEMUS,

Captain.