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HEADQUARTERS ENGINEERS, July 14, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

General NAGLEE,

Sandy Hook:

The enemy all crossed the river last night. The railroad bridge will probably be restored by the company as soon as they are permitted. It should at once be made passable for infantry, if this operation can be done without using Major Spaulding's command, which are already fully occupied with the pontoons, and without interfering with the plans of the railroad company.

G. K. WARREN,

Brig. General Vols., Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, July 14, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

[General S. WILLIAMS:]

GENERAL: The circular of 8. 30 [a. m.] of this date was not received till 10. 30 a. m. (subsequent to the hour of your last dispatch). I immediately sent a staff officer to my advance. He has not returned, but I shall put my corps in motion at once, and support General Crawford, already in front. Respectfully,

GEO. SYKES,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, July 14, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding ELEVENTH CORPS:

GENERAL: General Sedgwick directs that you take the first lefthand road after passing Hagerstown, and move to the vicinity of Willamsport, taking position on the right of the First Corps. The First Corps is ordered to move on the Williamsport pike, to take position on the right of the Sixth Corps. The Sixth Corps will be stationed at Williamsport. Appearances indicate that the enemy has crossed the river into Virginia. By command of Major-General Sedgwick:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, July 14, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

Major-General NEWTON,

Commanding First Corps:

GENERAL: General Sedgwick directs that you march on the Williamsport pike toward Williamsport, and take position on the right of the Sixth Corps. The Sixth Corps will be at Williamsport. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. T. McMAHON,

Chief of Staff, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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