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lies or couriers are placed at Frederick to bring these dispatches through. The major-general commanding directs that you arrange a detail for this purpose without delay.

Very respectfully,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 1, 1863.

Corps commanders and the commander of the Artillery Reserve will at once send to their rear all of their trains (excepting ammunition wagons and ambulances), parking them between Union Mills and Westminster, south of the railroad. The chief quartermaster will give his personal attention to the execution of this order. The provost-marshal-general will employ his force in keeping the roads free and preventing the trains from blocking them.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 1, 1863.

General M. R. PATRICK,

The commanding general desires to be informed how many prisoners of war you have in your custody at the present time; and he directs that you sand all such prisoners to Baltimore or Washington, via Frederick, as soon as possible.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 1, 1863-8. 45 p. m.

General M. R. PATRICK

Provost-Marshal-General:

The commanding general directs that you leave here to-night with the eighth Infantry and the cavalry under your command not required for special service, in season to reach the front by daylight to-morrow morning. The ninety-third New York Regiment and a small detachment of cavalry will remain with the headquarters train.

Very respectfully,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 2, 1863.

Captain MENDELL,

Commanding Battalion Engineers:

General Warren informs me that it was only General Meade's understanding that Reese and Mackenzie were to go to the front with Warren; the battalion to go to the trains. You will proceed in exe-