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HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., 8TH ARMY CORPS,

Camp White, W. Va., July 9, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel COMLY,

Commanding Twenty-third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry:

COLONEL: Be ready to move this p. m. at 6 o'clock, with all of your command except Company B. This company will, with Lieutenant Austin's artillery, guard the works on the hill. Instruct Captain Sperry that he must scout the roads leading east and south from town daily, and enforce the strictest discipline. The company of the Second Virginia Cavalry, now in Charleston, will be in his command.

By order of Colonel R. B. Hayes:

M. P. AVERY,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Near Keedysville, July 10, 1863.

Pursuant to orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the Third Corps will be massed in the vicinity of Antietam bridge, on the Boonsborough and Williamsport turnpike, about the cener of the line of advance, and held in readiness to move at a short notice.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, numbers 186.

July 11, 1863.

1. Brigadier General F. B. Spinola, U. S. Volunteers, having reported to the commanding general, is assigned to duty temporarily with the Third Corps, and will report to Major-General French, commanding same, for further instructions.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS, Numbers 17.

Antietam, July 11, 1863.

The following officers are announced on the staff of the major-general commanding the corps: Capta. W. F. A. Torbert, aide-de-campa and acting assistant adjutant-general; Major S. B. Hayman, commissary of musters, subject to approval of Secretary of War; Lieut. Willim H. French, Jr., Lieutenant H. Y. Russell, aides-de-camp; Lieutenant E. D. Spooner, acting aide-de-camp. They will be respected and obeyed accordingly.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Near Antietam Brigade, July 11, 1863.

Division and brigade commandes will be ready to move at any time after 12 m. If there are any supplies up they will be issued immedi-

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