War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0902 MD., e. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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Second and Third Divisions take the same road, the Second will be halted until the Third has cleared the way. General Smith will leave one brigade of his division in tis presetn camp to support Kenly at Williamsport in case of necessity. This brigade will march early in the morning of day after to-morrow (unless it receives further orders) by the same road taken by the remainder of the division, and will endeavor to overtake the corps at the earliest practicable moment.

By command of Major-General Franklin:

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1862-1 p. m.

Brigadier General R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff:

General Sykes' and General Humphreys' divisions will be on the march at 2 o'clock. They have orders to encamp as near Brownsville as possible. General Morell will not move until to-morrow morning, unless it is necessary to make a night march. Will this do? Please reply at once.

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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[OCTOBER 30, 1862.]

General MARCY:

My own camp to-night will be near Weverton. I expect to report to you to-night in person. Think the troops cannot get beyond Brownsville before or by dark.

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General.

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[OCTOBER 30, 1862.]

General FRANKLIN,

Hagerstown:

If I move to the left, shall go through Sharpsburg, Rohrersville, and Burkittsville, via Crampton's Pass. My picket-line of infantry extends about two miles above Shepherdstown; beyond that no oe can cross, I believe, till near Shepherd's Island. The cavalry of Averell is there and watchful. When do you move? Signal from Maryland Heights says large force at Charlestown.*

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Wheatland, Va., October 30, 1862.

Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Both divisions were up and in position before 10 a. m. The distance from this point to Waterford is only from three to three miles and a half. Sturgis' division occupies the intersection of the

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*For reply, see 3 p. m., VOL. XIX, Part II, p. 512.

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