(Copy to commanding officer Eleventh Army Corps.) CIRCULAR.] Headquarters Army of the Potomac, June 30, 1863. The commanding general requests that previous to the engagement soon expected with the enemy, corps and all other commanding officers address their troops, explaining to them briefly the immense issues involved in the struggle. The enemy are on our soil. The whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe. Our failure to do so will leave us no such welcome as the swelling of millions of hearts with pride an joy at our success would give to every soldier of this army. Homes, firesides, and domestic altars are involved. The army has fought well heretofore; it is believed that it will fight more desperately and bravely than over if is addressed in fitting terms. Corps and other commanders are authorized to order the instant death of any soldier who fails in his duty at this hour. By command of Major-General Meade: S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General. Stern orders, don't you think! https://ehistory.osu.edu/books/official-records/045/0415 Series 045, Page 1003 is the starting place if one is interested to see the Union orders after General Lee has moved his Army North. To me it is good reading.