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the 5th instant, with the exception of the One hundred and seventy-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, and as their term of service expires to-day, they have not been assigned to any brigade or division. Very respectfully, your obedient servant.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp at Berlin, Md, July 16, 1863.

Brigadier General HERMANN HAUPT,

Superintendent Military Railroads, Washington, D. C.:

Your dispatch to General Ingalls received. General Meade says that, as soon as this army crosses the Potomac, his cavalry will be sent to hold the gaps in the Blue Ridge. General Ingalls has gone to Washington to-day.

C. G. SAWTELLE,

Lieutenant Colonel, Asst, Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS, FREDERICK, July 16, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

As I do not know the composition of General Gordon's division, I am unable to answer your question whether the whole of it has passed through Frederick. At different hours on the 12th July, the One hundred and twenty-seventh, One hundred and forty-first, and One hundred and forty-third New York Volunteers, and the Fortieth Massachusetts Volunteers, reported to me, representing at the time that they belonged to General Gordon's division. This is all I know on the subject.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Inspector-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Frederick, July 16, 1863.

Major-General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry, Berlin:

Colonel Clendenin, to enable me to reply to your telegram, has just made the following statement: There are here 900 mounted men, 744 dismounted men, and no horses can be obtained for the cavalry. ED. SCHRIVER, Inspector-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH CORPS, July 16, 1863. Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac: My corps is in camp in Pleasant Valley, about 1 mile from Sandy Hook. My headquarters are on Mr. Miller's farm.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General of Volunteers.