War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0789 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION. Chapter XXXIX.

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JULY 31, 1863-10. 45. A. M.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you hold and picket the river from Sulphur Springs to the forks of the river near Beverly Ford.

The Sixth Corps will hold and picket the river above you, and the First Corps the river below you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff

JULY 31, 1863-11 a. m.

Major-General SYKES,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that your corps be massed in the vicinity of Fayetteville, prepared to move in any direction. Your supplies may be drawn from Warrenton Junction or Bealeton, upon your giving due notice to the chief commissary and quartermaster of this army.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

JULY 31, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

Major-General NEWTON,

Commanding First Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you hold and picket the river from the rocks near Beverly Ford, and one division at or near Rappahannock Station. The division at Bealenton Station will remain there, taking charge of the railroad from Warrenton Junction to the river.

The Third Corps holds and pickets the river above you, and the Twelfth Corps the river below you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

JULY 31, 1863-12 m.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Eleven Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you occupy Greenwich, Bristoe Station, Brentsville, and a point on Cedar Run, 4 or 5 miles from the railroad, with sufficient force to patrol and picket the rear of the army, connecting with the patrols and pickets of the detachment of the Sixth Corps at New Baltimore, and of the Second Corps at Bristerburg.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.