War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1071 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH CORPS D'ARMEE,

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1863.

The corps will march toward Frederick via Taneytown, starting at 4 o'clock to-morrow morning, the order of march being the same as that published for to-day, except that the whole corps will start at 4 o'clock and the artillery reserve following at 5.

By command of Major-General Slocum:

H. C. SLOCUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WASHINGTON, July 7, 1863.

His Excellency the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

Mr. PRESIDENT: After having complied with my instructions on being relieved of the command of the Army of the Potomac, I came to Washington for the purpose of seeking an interview with yourself and the Secretary of War. This morning I have been placed in arrest by order of the major-general commanding the Army for visiting Washington without a pass. It is almost unnecessary for me to add that in my previous visits to this city this rule was never enforced in my case. Under the usages of services it is not considered proper to call on superior officers except with their consent, and I therefore request that His Excellency will have me informed whether or not he will grant me an audience for half an hours, and if so, appoint the time I can have the honor to meeting him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

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MECHANICSTOWN, July 7, 1863.

Brigadier-General WARD,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: You will march your command at 5 a. m. to-morrow, July 8, toward Lewistown. Your division will take the lead. The same batteries of artillery will report to you that were with you to-day. By command of Major-General Birney:

O. H. HART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Emmitsburg, July 7, 1863.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Third Corps:

GENERAL: The Sixth Corps is now here (on mile beyond Emmitsburg) and will fall in behind the First Corps which is passing at this time. If you arrive at this point before the Sixth Corps is on the road you will please halt your command and follow in rear. Please send a staff officer report to-night upon going into camp.

By command of Major-General Sedgwick:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.