War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0508 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD. AND PA., Chapter XXXI.

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[Indorsements.]

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, October 29, 1862.

Respectfully referred to the medical director of the corps, to know if the within mentioned requisition passed through him; and, if so,l to know if he has taken any steps, and what, to have it filled.

By command:

OLIVER D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, October 29, 1862.

I never knew until last night that this brigade was attached to the corps. I then wrote to senior surgeon of the brigade, requesting him to make out a requisition for the brigade in conformity with Surgeon Letterman's order of october 4. I sent an officer after ambulances for General Brooks' and General Smith's division on Sunday. I will send an officer for the ambulances of this brigade as soon as the requisitions are made out in proper from and in triplicate.

Very respectfully,

WILLIAM A. BRADLEY, YR.,

Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army, Medical Director.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, October 29, 1862.

Respectfully forwarded.

W. B. FRANKLIN,

Major-General,l Commanding.

Memorandum of ambulances and transportation for medical department of Maryland Brigade.

For five regiments............................... 15 ambulances.

For one battery................................... 1 ambulance.

For squadron of cavalry............................ 1 ambulance.

For brigade headquarters (2) and

surgeon-in-chief(1)............................... 3 ambulances.

For brigade medical wagon........................ 1 ambulances.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 179.

Camp near Berlin, Md., October 29, 1862.

I. All patients discharged from hospitals at Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, belonging to the Army of the Potomac, will be sent to the convalescent camp, near Alexandria.

II. The commandant of the convalescent camp will notify the provost-marshal-general weekly of the number of officers and men (whether exchanged prisoners, recruits, convalescents, or stragglers) able to return to duty with the Army of the Potomac,

designating their regiments and corps.

III. The provost-marshal-general will send one of the officers of his department weekly to the convalescent camp to receive such officers and men as may be fit for duty, and conduct them to these headquarters for distribution to their corps.

IV. The provost-marshal of corps, under the direction of the provost-marshal-general, will have an officer in readiness at these headquarters to receive returned officers and men, conduct them to their corps headquarters, from which they are to be distributed to their regiments.