War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0684 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 14, 1863-8. 15 a. m.

Major-General SLOCUM:

The enemy is reported to have fallen back from before our right. Are there any indications of their having done so on your front? Direct the officer in command of the reconnaissance to report frequently, and send the reports to these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Meade:

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS Cavalry Corps, July 14, 1863-8. 20 a. m.

Colonel HUEY,

Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: Move your brigade without delay up the Williamsport pike until you meet the enemy, and report at once as soon as you come in contact with him in force.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, July 14, 1863.

Major-GENERAL HOWARD,

Commanding Eleventh Corps:

GENERAL: The reconnaissance ordered last night by the general commanding the Army of the Potomac is now being pushed forward, to ascertain the present position, strength, &c., of the enemy. It is to be supported by the Sixth Corps, and, if necessary, by the First and the Eleventh Corps. General Sedgwick desires that you hold your command in readiness to advance at a moment's notice, in support of the reconnoitering force. By command of Major-General Sedgwick:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, July 14, 1863.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Eleventh Corps:

GENERAL: Your corps is to join General Sedgwick's, being on his right. I send this by one of your provost-guard, my horse being rather used up, and thinking you may have to turn back and go on the Hagerstown and Williamsport pike. I will be there soon.

C. A. WHITTIER,

Major, and Aide-de-Camp.

[P. S.] - General Sedgwick's right is directly behind the center of Williamsport.