War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0690 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 14, 1863-12 m.

The commanding general, having reason to believe that the enemy has crossed the river, directs that corps commanders, as soon as they are satisfied that his whole force has crossed, halt their commands and report their positions. By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 14, 1863-1 p. m.

Brig. General G. K. WARREN:

The bridge is finished. Will answer you message in a few minutes.

I. SPAULDING,

Lieutenant-Colonel of Volunteer Engineers.

SANDY HOOK, July 14, 1863-1. 20 p. m.

GENERAL WARREN,

Chief Engineer, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

If the canal is serviceable from here to Shepherdstown, I could be there by daylight to-morrow, and probably have the bridge completed by 11 a. m. How wide is the river there? In order to get material for more than 620 feet of bridge, I must dismantle the land train your ordered made up. After receiving your order to build the bridge here, I could not spare men to work on the canal. The canal superintendent has gone down to do the work, but I don't think he has fairly commenced the work yet. It will take him two days to repair the break, with plenty of wheelbarrows, which he has not on hand.

I. SPAULDING,

Lieutenant-Colonel of Volunteer Engineers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, July 14, 1863-1. 45 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

General Crawford is ahead, not far from Falling Waters, say 2 miles. My other division (Ayres' and Griffin's) are within 2 miles of Willamsport, on the right of the Williamsport and Boonsborough road.

GEO. SYKES,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, July 14, 1863-2. 15 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

One of my regiments occupies Bolivar Heights and the town of Harper's Ferry.

NAGLEE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.