SANDY HOOK, July 14, 1863-8. 30 p. m.
Chief Engineer, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:
Captain [Channing] Clapp, General Benham's assistant adjutant-general, telegraphs me that no order had been received from you at 5. 30 p. m. to send bridge material.
Lieutenant-Colonel of Volunteer Engineers.
HEADQUARTERS Cavalry BRIGADE, Hagerstown, Md., July 14, 1863.
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that, in obedience to orders from Brigadier-General Gregg, commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps, I proceeded to Chambersburg, Pa., for the purpose of assuming command of the First New York and Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry, doing duty in that vicinity, and removing them to the headquarters of the Second Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. While at Chambersburg, and on the evening of the 12th instant, at 10 o'clock, I received orders from Major-General Couch, whose headquarters are at that place, to take command of that portion of Major-General Milroy's division that were in Pennsylvania, at and about Chambersburg, Loudon, and Greencastle, and march the same to the Army of the Potomac. In obedience therewith, I had said force concentrated and moved to this place, where I arrived this evening. Finding the position of the Army of the Potomac changed, I deemed it advisable to await at his point further orders as to my advance, which I now respectfully ask. With this object in view, I have taken the liberty of dispatching to your headquarters Lieutenant Watkins, of the First New York Cavalry. I beg to submit the following statement, exhibiting the character and strength of the command, viz:
Command Commissioned Enlisted Commanding
officers men for officers
Detachment 1st 1 25 Lieutenant
Virginia Volunteer Harris
12th Virginia 21 433 Colonel Klunk
116th Ohio 19 397 Colonel
Volunteer Infantry Washburn
122nd Ohio 3 94 Captain Sells
123rd Ohio 3 174 Captain Kellogg
18th Connecticut 7 159 Captain
Volunteer Infantry Mathewson
5th Maryland 2 80 Captain
Volunteer Infantry Farquberg
87th Pennsylvania 9 223 Major Ruhl
1st New York 12 300 Major Adams
12th Pennsylvania 16 275 Major Titus
1st and 3rd 2 24 Lieutenant
Virginia Cavalry, Clark
TOTAL 95 2, 184
I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,
AND'W T. McREYNOLDS,
Colonel First New York Cavalry, Commanding.