War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1070 MD., E. N. C., PA. VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Battle-field of Gettysburg, July 5, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to send herewith a sword and flag captured from the enemy. From the best information I can obtain I believe the sword to have been taken from the body of the rebel General Barksdale on the field of battle. The flag was captured by Brigadier-General Kilpatrick in the fight at Hanover.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. SYKES,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH CORPS D' ARMEE,

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 5, 1863.

Brigadier General A. S. WILLIAMS,

Commanding First Division:

You will move your command at once by way of Littletown to Taneytown, encampin at the latter place for the night. The following will be the order of march: Second Division Infantry; First Division Infantry; Artillery Brigade; Second Division ambulances; First Division ambulances; Second Division baggage trains; First Division baggage trains.

By command of Major-General Slocum:

E. W. GUINDON,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH CORPS D'ARMEE,

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 5, 1863.

The corps will move in the directon of Frederick via Taneytown to-morrow morning in the following order: The First Division, with its ambulances and two batteries, at 5 o'clock; the Second Division, with its ambulances and two batteries, at 6 o'clock. The baggage train will follow the column at 6 o'clock, leaving the road clear for the reserve artillery, which will start at 7 o'clock.

By command of Major-General Slocum:

H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

Fairffield, Pa., July 6, 1863-5.30 p. m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Third Corps:

GENERAL: You will proceed at 3 o'clock to-morrow morning with your command, by Emmitsburg direct road Mechanicstown, Lewistown, Hamburg, to Middletown. Your trains will move with your corps. The Sixth Corps moves to-night at dark from this point, via Emmitsburg, &c., to the same place. If this corps should not have passed Emmitsburg when the head of your column arrives there, you will halt until it has passed and follow in rear.

By command of Major-General Sedgwick:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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