War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0688 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 14, 1863.

Major-General HOWARD:

The major-general commanding directs me to ask if you know how far Kilpatrick's cavalry have advanced, what they have ascertained, and why they do not send information.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH ARMY CORPS, July 14, 1863.

General HUMPHREYS:

The rear of the enemy crossed the river two and a half hours ago, our artillery shelling them. This report is from my scouting officers.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 14, 1863-11 a. m.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

General Kilpatrick was in Williamsport at 9 a. m., and reports the enemy across the river. The major-general commanding directs that you move forward, and take position at Williamsport.

Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 14, 1863.

Major-General HOWARD:

General Kilpatrick entered Williamsport at 8 a. m. The major-general commanding directs me to say that, having placed the Eleventh and First Corps under the command of Major-General Sedgwick, it would lead to confusion should he give orders direct to the corps. General Sedgwick is ordered to take position at Williamsport.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, July 14, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The material is upon the ground, and the railroad bridge may be built for infantry at any time within two hours. We will have the pontoon bridge across by 2 p. m.

NAGLEE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.