WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, July 14, 1863-2. 40 p. m.
General Meade telegraphs that the enemy's main army has crossed at Falling Waters. If so, you should also cross, to act on his flank. If any forces are still on the north side, try to cut them off.
H. W. HALLECK,
WILLIAMSPORT, MD., July 14, 1863-3. 30 p. m.
(Received 9. 15 p. m.)
Just arrived. Find that the enemy crossed the river during the night and early this morning. River now rising rapidly.
B. F. KELLEY,
WASHINGTON DEPOT, July 14, 1863.
(Received 12 m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
I have the honor to report the following troops at this station: One hundred and fifty-second New York, 460 men; Twenty-sixth Michigan, 450 men; One hundred and sixty-fifth Pennsylvania, 730 men; One hundred and sixty-sixth Pennsylvania, 630 men; One hundred and seventy-eight and One hundred and seventy-ninth Pennsylvania, 960 men; Fourth Delaware, 630 men; detachment One hundred and seventy-eighth New York, 94 men; Sixth New York Cavalry, 80 men. Total in all, 4, 034. The damage to Laurel Bridge is such as to render it necessary to transfer troops at that point. As soon as the break at Paint Branch is closed, say at 1. 30 p. m., the troops will be immediately forwarded.
D. C. McCALLUM,
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 14, 1863.
Move no more troops from Washington till further orders. They will remain for the present at the depot.
H. W. HALLECK,
GETTYSBURG, July 14, 1863-6 p. m.
(Received July 15.)
Medical Director, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:
Five thousand eight hundred Union and 1, 500 Confederates have been sent from here, besides 4, 000 supposed to have gone from Litlestown and Westminster.