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ley Springs, if practicable, and unite with Colonel Gibbs and hold that point.

General Gregg will cover the rear and left flank of General Warren. General Buford will protect the trains.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To corps and independent commanders and commanding officer Reserve Artillery.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, October 13, 1863-12 p. m.

Brigadier-General CANBY,

New York:

Please report what forces you have in New York, and hold them in readiness for prompt movement immediately.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

NEW YORK, N. Y., October 13, 1863-11. 40 a. m. (Received 12. 40 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The Twentieth Indiana, One hundred and fifty-second New York, First and Thirty-seventh Massachusetts, Twenty-sixth Michigan, and two batteries, about 2,000 men, can be sent at once. The Fifth Wisconsin is in teh interior of the State, but can be recalled and sent immediately. About 1,200 men can be sent from Camp Sprague by consolidating incomplete organizations, and there are about 3,000 men in the interior that can be prepared and sent in a few days. I will send 1,000 to-day.

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, October 13, 1863-4. 30 p. m.

General E. R. S. CANBY,

New York City:

Send immediately by rail all the troops that can be spared from your department. Consolidate fractional new regiments, and send them forward with dispatch.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

NEW YORK CITY, October 13, 1863-5. 30 p. m. (Received 6. 10 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

Your telegram of 4. 30 is received. The movement will commence at once.

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General.