War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0783 Chapter XXXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1863-1. 30 p. m.

Commanding Officer Twelfth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you move your corps to the vicinity of Kelly's Ford, and there post it in such a manner that its presence will be concealed from the enemy. A strong detachment will be made to the vicinity of Ellis' Ford, which will be posted in a similar manner. The Second Corps will be ordered to Morrisville. A depot will be established at Bealeton, from which you can draw your supplies.

Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1863-1. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General HAYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that the Second Corps move to Morrisville, and take post there, prepared to move to Kelly's Ford.

The Twelfth Corps is ordered to take position near Kelly's Ford, out of view of the enemy, with a strong detachment similarly stationed near Ellis' Ford. A depot will be established at Bealeton, from which you will draw your supplies.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1863. -1. 40 p. m.

Commanding Officer Twelfth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that the movement ordered for you corps is preparatory either to crossing the river and advancing, or holding the river from Wheatley's Ford to Ellis' Ford. It is not yet determined which of the two will be adopted, but a decision will be speedily made. It is desired for the present that your movement should be concealed from the enemy.

Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

RAPPAHANNOCK STATION, July 30, 1863.

Brig. General G. K. WARREN,

Chief Engineer, Headquarters:

The pontoons cannot be loaded on the wagons before dark without the knowledge of the enemy. Shall I wait till then?It is doubtful whether we can raise the necessary mules. It is certain that we