War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0702 N. C., VA., W., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, Burkittsville, July 15, 1863-5 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

SIR: The head of my column will reach here in two hours. i cannot get farther. My men are exhausted. Several officers are reported sunstruck. The rear of my column cannot reach camp before 10 or 11 p. m I shall pursue my march at 4 in the morning. Respectfully, &c.,

GEO. SYKES,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS, July 15, 1863-7 p. m.

General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I left Williamsport at 4 a. m. to-day. By agreement with General Sedgwick, I took a road on his left, passing through Hagerstown on the old Hagerstown road, reaching Middletown about 6 p. m. My headquarters are at Mr. Cookery's, the first house on the left-hand side of the pike from Middletown to Bolivar. My train will encamp at Jefferson this evening. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Burkittsville, July 15, 1863-8 p. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have to report my headquarters to-night at this place, near the Gap, and on the main street. The corps is in the Gap, one the west side of the mountain.

Very respectfully, &c.,

JOHN NEWTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, July 15, 1863.

Brigadier General D. McM. GREGG,

Comdg, Second Cavalry Division, at Shepherdstown:

General Averell will cross at Williamsport, and follow up the enemy on their flank; so look out for him.

A. J. COHEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, July 15, 1863.

Brigadier-General CUSTER,

Commanding Third Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that the brigade of your command which is to cross the river will take no artil-