War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0486 OPERATIONS IN N. VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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move Whipple's division over the river, so as to occupy the ground between the bridge and Lovettsville. The remainder of your corps, without striking tents, will remain in readiness to receive further orders.

You will please and General Whipple a copy of General Sigel's dispatch.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 296.

Camp near Knoxville, Md., October 25, 1862.

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XIV. Brigadier General N. J. Jackson, U. S. Volunteers, will report for duty to Major General H. W. Slocum, commanding Twelfth Corps.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington City, October 25, 1862-3 p. m.

Colonel R. INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac:

(Headquarters of General McClellan.)

I am told that many regiments marching from this place, in September, left knapsacks, blankets, shelter-tents, overcoats, and clothing in store (some just drawn by regimental officers and stored in bulk; others stored with knapsacks), in order to move light. They suffer for want of them. Regimental officers must know where they placed them. Should they not take measures to have them carried forward? Are they not drawing new supplies, instead of using what has been issued and left behind?

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.