War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0729 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Near Chambersburg, Pa., June 29, 1863.

Major General L. McLAWS,

Commanding Division:

The lieutenant-general commanding desires you to send out strong working parties to destroy the railroad on the north side of town. The cross-ties should be burned, the iron injured as much as practicble, and the destruction made as complete as can be effected. General Hood and yourself will work on it on the north side of town, and General Pickett on the south side.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Similar letter to Major General J. B. Hood, commanding division.)

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Near Chambersburg, Pa., June 29, 1863.

Major General G. E. PICKETT,

Commanding Division:

The lieutenant-general commanding desires you to send out a paty from that portion of your division which will take position south of Chambersburg to destroy the railroad south of the town. The crossties should be burned, the iron injured as much as practicable, and the destruction made as complete as can be effected. General McLaws and Hood will work at it on the north side, and yourself on the south side of the town.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

June 29, 1863.

Major General L. McLAWS,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move your command at 7 o' clock to-morrow morning out on the Gettysburg road to Greenwood, about seven miles from Chambersburg, and camp there. General Pickett will relieve the regiment you have on duty in town early in the morning.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

June 29, 1863.

Major General J. B. HOOD,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL; The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move your command at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning out on the Gettysburg turnpike to Greenwood, about seven miles from Chambersburg. General McLaws will move to the same point at 7 o'clock, and you will