War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1075 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

July 12, 1863.

Brigadier-General ELLIOTT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The enemy are in force behind Marsh Run, from Hagerstown to Donwille. The Third Corps will mass behind the Second and Fifth, facing the Hagerstown pike and 600 yards at least in rear of Jones' Cross-Roads. Withdraw your marked lines and conform to the above general instructions. Show General Morris this note should you be in his way.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. FRENCH,

Major-General, Commanding.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Md., July 12, 1863.

The major-general commanding the army will attack the enemy this morning. The troops will be immediately formed and held well in hand ready to move forward at a moment's notice. Let the formation be expeditious.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

July 12, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I notice that a brigade of new troops has re-enforced the First Corps this morning. I think mine now is the only corps that has not been strenghtened, but however that may be it will increase the efficiency of this corps move than proportionally to the number of troops sent. If I could have only one regiment to a division it would do me much good, so that if is possible for me to be re-enforced I entreat this for the benefit of the service. I have one regiment whose time is out on the 14th instant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 18.

July 13, 1863.

1. The One hundred and forty-first Regiment New York Volunteers is assigned to the Eleventh Corps, which it will join as soon as practicable.

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3. The Fortieth Regiment Massachusetts and the One hundred and forty-fourth Regiment New York Volunteers are assigned to the First Corps and will join as soon as practicable.

4. The One hundred and sixty-eighth New York, the One hundred and sixty-ninth and One hundred and seventy-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, composing a part of the brigade commanded by Brigadier-General Tyndale, are assigned to the Eleventh Corps.

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