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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 16, 1863.

(Received 8 p. m.)

Brigadier General HERMANN HAUPT,

Superintendent of Military Railroads:

Your dispatch is received. I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that his bridges are not yet completed, but that, when finished, he will pass over his cavalry and whole army, and give protection to the bridges your dispatch refers to.

A. A. HUMPRHEYS,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 16, 1863-9. 40 p. m.

Commanding Officer Eleventh Corps:

A staff officer from your headquarters having reported for orders, I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that orders for march cannot be given until the report upon supplies of rations and clothing to the corps is received. The major-general commanding desires to know whether there are regiments in your command whose terms of service are about expiring; how many such regiments there are, if any; their strength, and the dates at which their times are out. Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS, July 16, 1863.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: In compliance with orders received, I have the honor to report that the following regiments joined the corps since July 5: One hundred and twenty-seventh New York Volunteers, 565 men, First Brigade, First Division; One hundred and sixty-eight New York Volunteers, 416 men, Second Brigade, First Division; One hundred and sixty-ninth Pennsylvania Militia, 572 men, Second Brigade, Second Division: One hundred and forty-third New York Volunteers, 477 men, First Brigade, Third Division; One hundred and seventy-second Pennsylvania Militia, 671 men, First Brigade, Third Division. I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH CORPS, July 16, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: In reply to circular of the 12th instant, I have the honor to inform you that no regiments have joined this corps since