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JULY 14, 1863-3 p. m.

Colonel E. SCHRIVER,

Commanding at Frederick:

The major-general commanding directs that you retain all reenforcements in the vicinity of Frederick until further orders.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, JULY 14, 1863-3 p. m.

Major WOODRUFF,

War Department, Washington, D. C.:

The Maryland campaign is ended. Have sent to me at Harper's Ferry, as soon as practicable, all the maps you can spare of the Shenandoah Valley and the routes east of the mountains to Gordonsville.

G. K. WARREN,

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

SANDY HOOK, July 14, 1863-3. 15 p. m.

General H. W. BENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade, Washington:

I have just completed a bridge across the Potomac, at Harper's Ferry. General Warren telegraphs me to be prepared to throw another bridge at Shepherdstown or Berlin, and that he has sent to you for more bridge material to be sent up. If the bridge is built at Berlin, I shall want 600 feet more pontoon bridging. The material should be sent to Berlin by railway. There is a break in the canal below Berlin, so that the bridging could not be sent up by canal for several days. Please have better material sent up than was put in the last train. Most of the chesses are unfit for use. Please ask Colonel Pettes to have our letters sent by mail to Sandy Hook.

I. SPAULDING,

Lieutenant-Colonel of Volunteer Engineers.

HEADQUARTERS Cavalry Corps, July 14, 1863-3. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division, Harper's Ferry:

The enemy has crossed the Potomac. You will endeavor to ascertain what direction he has taken, and his intentions. Harass him as much as you can. You will keep up communication with these headquarters through Harper's Ferry.

I send you Colonel Huey's brigade.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General, Commanding.