War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1050 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 11, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding First Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to say that you will camp in the vicinity of Berea Church; that you will move to the support of General Meade, who holds the line from Banks' to Kelly's Ford, or to General Birney, who will hold the line from Kelly's to Beverly Ford, as circumstances may require. Put yourself in telegraphic communication with headquarters and with Generals Meade and Birney, the latter at Bealeton, the former near Grove Church. Orders concerning your pickets will be sent upon receipt of your reply as to number of men, &c.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 11, 1863.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Third Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your corps to the vicinity of Bealeton at once, the march to be made in such a manner as to conceal the movement of your troops and trains from the observation of the enemy. To have your corps at Bealeton by to-morrow evening. You will guard the river from General Meade's right at Kelly's Ford to Beverly Ford. You will gain much information as to these fords from the commanding and other officers of the Cavalry Corps now in that vicinity. Your column must be made as mobile as possible and divested of everything in excess of regulations and prescribed orders.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Fort Magruder, June 11, 1863.

Captain GILLIS,

U. S. Navy:

SIR: I regret the non-arrival of the gun-boats, but do not wish to abandon the expedition. I have sent down to order the Smith Briggs up, and will have the infantry at the wharf at 12 to-night. Don't let the Smith Briggs go very far up the Chickahominy; not quite so far as I would have sent her to-day, but still some distance.

Yours, in haste,

E. D. KEYES,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Fort Magruder, near Williamsburg, June 11, 1863.

Captain GILLIS,

U. S. Navy, Commanding Gun-Boats:

SIR: I shall expect you to be at the Jamestown Island wharf at midnight to-night with three gun-boats and two transports. As you pass