Whether the holding of the Cashtown Gap is to prevent our entrance, or is their advance against us, remains to be seen. * * * With Buford at Gettysburg and Mechanicstown, and a regiment in front of Emmettsburg, you ought to be advised in time of their approach.
In case of an advance in force, either against you, or Howard at Elong on its ever-memorable forced march to reach their comrades in battle.
Merritt's cavalry brigade, of Buford's division, was still in the neighborhood of Mechanicstown, scouting the country in that direction.
Gregg was at Hanover, with two brigades of cavalry, having sent the Third Brigade (Huey's) back to Westminster, to asp, but not issued:
July 5, 1863.
The following movements of troops are ordered:—
The 1st, 6th, and 3d Corps by Emmettsburg direct road to Mechanicstown, Lewistown, Hamburgh, to Middletown.
The 5th and 11th Corps by the left hand Taneytown road through Emmettsburg, Cregerstown, Utica, High Knob Pass, to Midd