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WARRENTON, VA.,

July 27, 1863-9p. m.

General HAUPT, Washington:

Arrangements have already been made to take possession of the south bank of the Rappahannock Station as soon as the river is fordable, or the pontoons arrive, which have been ordered up by rail. In the meantime, the bridge has been secured from any further interference by the enemy. As soon as we are on the south bank, A. Anderson, chef engineer of construction, and yourself will be informed.

By order of General Meade:

G. K. WARREN,

Brigadier-General, Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac.

CIRCULAR.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1863.

Such of the sick and wounded of this army as may, in the estimation of the proper medical officers, be unfit to accompany it, will be immediately sent to the rear, under the direction of Surgeon Letterman, U. S. Army, medical director Army of the Potomac.

By command of Major-General Meade:

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1863.

For the present, no resignations will be accepted excepting upon surgeon's certificate of disability, according to regulations, or the certificate of the commanding officers of the incapacity and worthlessness of the party tendering them; nor will leaves of absence be considered excepting upon surgeon's certificate of disability, according to regulations.

By command of Major-General Meade:

CHAS . E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, July 27, 1863-11. 15 a. m.

(Received 11. 45 a. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington:

The time of the New York thirty-days' militia in the forts here is expiring. The Twenty-first Regiment goes home to be mustered out to-day. There are not garrisons enough for guard relief. Cannot the Eighth New York Heavy Artillery be ordered here now from Harper's Ferry? General Morris reports this morning that it is absolutely necessary to get back some troops at once.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.