War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1046 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 6, 1863.

Major General G. SYKES,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: Telegram sent for your information and guidance.* As this dispatch is inconsistent with the one from General Butterfield requiring the enemy's strength to be felt, I have telegraphed to know whether it supersedes the former, also for explanation as to the expression "pickets not to be withdrawn," and asking whether small parties are to be left at the various points at this time occupied. Please prepare for orders for immediate movement, and arrange so that details may be left to occupy as pickets the different points you are now defending and guarding, making these as msall as possible, and selecting some independent command and officer to take charge in case of the withdrawal of the command.

By command of Major-General Meade:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 7, 1863.

Major General J. SEDGWICK,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires that you send at once all your intrenching tools to the bridges at Franklin's Crossing. It is the intention to throw up a field-work to cover the bridges.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 7, 1863.

Major General J. SEDWICK,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that your order Brigadier General D. A. Russell to report in person at these headquarters without delay, to receive instructions for special duty.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 156.

Camp near Falmouth, Va., June 8, 1863.

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6. Brigadier General William Harrow, U. S. Volunteers, will report to Major-General Couch for assignment to a brigade in the Second Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Williams' dispatch of 9 p. m., VOL. XXVII, Part III, p. 17.

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