91st PA: the 5th Corps from 28 June to 27 July 1863

Fifth Corps itinerary, 28 June to 27 July 1863

Camp at Beverly Ford, Va., August 15, 1863.

GENERAL: The operations of this corps from June 28 to July 27, at which date it reached Warrenton, Va., embrace the following:

June 29. Left Frederick; marched to and encamped in the vicinity of Liberty, Md.; 15 miles.
June 30. Marched to Union Mills, via Johnsville, Union, and Frizellburg. Encamped on Big Pipe Creek, along the turnpike leading from Westminster to Gettysburg; 23 miles.
July 1. Marched to Hanover, and relieved the cavalry there under General Kilpatrick. At 7 p. m. resumed the march, and at midnight bivouacked at Bonaughtown; 20 miles.
July 2. Marched at 4 a. m. for Gettysburg, 6 miles; arrived early. Occupied the positions and performed the work explained in my report of that battle.
July 5. Started en route for the Potomac. Reached the Antietam at Delaware Mills on the 10th, marching via Emmitsburg, Creagerstown, Utica, and Middletown, crossing the Catoctin and South Mountain ranges at High Knob and Fox's Gap; distance, 55 miles.
July 11, 12, 13, and 15. Maneuvered in face of the enemy; constructed breastwork, rifle-pits, &c.; did picket duty; suffered and inflicted some loss; marched in pursuit of the enemy beyond Williamsport in the direction of Falling Waters; distance, about 10 miles.
July 15. Marched to Burkittsville, 22 miles; thence on the 16th, 6 miles, to Petersville, Md.; thence on the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22d, to Lovettsville, Wheatland, Purcellville, and Goose Creek, to Rectortown, Va.; 40 miles.
July 23. Marched to Manassas Gap, 15 miles, and during the fight at that place formed in battle array, in support of the Third Corps, General French.
July 24. Made a reconnaissance of the country to the right of General French, but the enemy having disappeared, at noon bivouacked in the Gap.
July 25. Moved toward Warrentown via Farrowsville, Barbee's Cross-Roads, and Orleans, 15 miles; thence on the 26th and 27th, 14 miles, to and beyond Warrenton.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. SYKES, Major-General, Commanding Corps.

[to] Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.

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