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which may be ordered to this railroad. Materials have been preparing for some time past, and whenever the army reoccupies the line the re pairs will be begun.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Numbers 313.

Camp near Rectortown, Va., November 7, 1862.

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XXI. Brigadier General C. C. Augur, volunteer service,* is assigned to the command of the division of the First Corps, at present commanded by Brigadier General A. Doubleday, and will report for duty accordingly.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

No., -.

Camp near Rectortown, Va., November 7, 1862.

The commanding general, having been ordered to be relieved from the command of this army, and to proceed to Trenton, N. J., the following-named officers of his staff will accompany him on duty, viz; Colonel T. M. Key, Colonel Edward H. Wright, Lieutenant Colonel N. B. Sweitzer, Lieutenant Colonel E. McK. Hudson, Lieutenant Colonel A. V. Colburn, and Lieutenant Colonel P. Von Radowitz, aides-de-camp; Captain J. C. Duane, Corps of Engineers, and Capts. Arthur McClellan and William F. Biddle, aides-de-camp.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rectortown, Va., November 7, 1862.

OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC:

An order of the President devolves upon Major-General Burnside the command of this army.

In parting from you, I cannot express the love and gratitude I bear to you. As an army, you have grown up under my care. In you I have never found doubt or coldness. The battles you have fought under my command will proudly live in our nation's history. The glory you have achieved, our mutual perils and fatigues, the graves of our comrades fallen in battle and by disease, the broken forms of those whom wounds and sickness have disabled- the strongest associations which can exist among men-unite us still by an indissoluble tie. We shall ever be comrades in supporting the Construction of our country and the nationality of its people.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, U. S. Army

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*Ordered to report for duty to Major-General McClellan, by Paragraph II, Special Orders, Numbers 330, Headquarters of the Army, November 5, 1862.

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