War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1066 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 178.

July 1, 1863.

3. Major General John Newton, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the First Army Corps, and will join it at once in the vicinity of Gettysburg.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1863.

This command will march at once for Gettysburg in the following order, viz: The Third Division will march first; the Artillery Brigade second; the Second Division third; the First Division fourth. There will be an advanced guard of one brigade from the leading division, and a battery of artillery, which will march a mile and a half in advance of the column. The pickets will be immediately withdrawn.

The rear guard will be furnished by General Standard, and will consist of two regiments. The command will move at once without further orders.

By command of Major-General Doubleday:

H. T. LEE,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, July 1, 1863.

Major-General SICKLES:

When you reach Emmitsburg take position this side of town on the high ground commanding the road the leads from Fairfax [Fairfield] to Emmitsburg and below and toward the college, along the mountain. Howard will be on the road to Gettysburg. You ought to be to the left of the Gettysburg road with the most of your corps.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

Emmitsburg, July 1, 1863-3.15 p. m.

Brigadier-General HUMPREYS,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: You will move your command immediately to Gettysburg, closing up on General Birney's division, and report to Major-General Howard, who is engaged with the enemy at that place. Move up with the utmost dispatch. Three batteries will [join you.]

By command of Major-General Sickles:

O. H. HART,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, SECOND DIV., THIRD CORPS,

July 1, 1863.

The colonel commanding the Third Brigade takes great pleasure in complimenting the officers and men of this command for their gallantry