SANDY HOOK, MD., July 18, 1863.
Major-General SCHENCK, Baltimore:
By order of General Meade, I have just assumed command of the defenses of Maryland Heights and vicinity. Can you inform me whether I am to regard myself as in your department and to report to you direct?
HENRY H. LOCKWOOD,
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 18, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel C. G. SAWTELLE,
Acting Chief Quartermaster:
COLONEL: I have the honor to inform you that there are at present 400 dismounted men in camp here; 200 men are expected to-day, and no doubt many more will reach here in a few days from the surrounding country. I think, therefore, that 700 will cover all that will be required to be mounted here.
C. ROSS SMITH,
Chief of Staff, and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. U. S. FORCES (LATE MILROY'S DIVISION), Sharpsburg, Md., July 18, 1863.
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: Up to 8 o'clock this morning no general officer had reached Hagerstown. I am still acting under the original orders. Is this correct? General Kelley has crossed at Cherry Run. Fitzhugh Lee, with a force of cavalry, infantry, and artillery, supposed to number 5, 000, was at Shepherdstown yesterday. I was prepared for him, but he kept out of range. I notified General Kelley.
AND'W T. McREYNOLDS,
Colonel First New York Cavalry, Commanding.
The telegraph operator at Harper's Ferry will please forward the above to the headquarters Army of the Potomac, and ask a reply.
GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS KING'S DIVISION,
Washington, D. C., July 18, 1863.
I. In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 135, from headquarters Department of Washington, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the troops hereinafter mentioned, which, until further orders, will be organized as follows: Infantry. - First Brigade, Brigadier-General Corcoran commanding: Sixty-ninth, * One hundred and fifty-fifth, One hundred and sixty-fourth, and One hundred and seventieth New York Volunteers. Second Brigade, Colonel A. H. Grimshaw, Fourth Delaware Volun-
*National Guard Artillery, or One hundred and eighty-second Volunteers.