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WASHINGTON, D. C.,

August 5, 1863-3. 15 p. m.

Major-General MEADE,

Warrenton, Va.:

What is the strength of General Gordon's division?

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

August 5, 1863-4. 30 p. m.

(Received 5. 10 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

On the return for July 31, the report of General Gordon's division is as follows:

Aggregate.

Present for duty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,708

Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,149

Present and absent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,519

This is the First Division, Eleventh Corps, and is not altogether the same division that General Gordon brought to this army.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

August 5, 1863-8. 12 p. m.

Major-General MEADE,

Warrenton, Va.:

General Gordon's division will immediately come to Alexandria where General Gordon will report by telegraph for further orders. All land transportation will be turned over to the quartermaster's department.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

AUGUST 5, 1863.

Officer Commanding Eleventh Corps:

Pursuant to orders received from the General-in-Chief, General Gordon's division will immediately proceed to Alexandria by railroad. When arrived there, General Gordon will be direct to report to Major-General Halleck by telegraph. You will please telegraph to General Ingalls, chief quartermaster, the number of troops for which transportation is required. Also take such measures as will effectually prevent other troops not belonging to from accompanying General Gordon's command. The land transportation will be turned in to Captain Peirce, assistant quartermaster, at Warrenton Junction.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.