War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0059 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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XI. Cruel or careless treatment of animals must be punished.

XII. The flag designating the headquarters of army corps will be as follows: A blue swallow-tail flag, with white Maltese cross in center of field; the numerical designation of the corps in red figures in the center of the cross.

The chief quartermaster will furnish the flags, on proper requisition, to commanders of army corps.

XIII. Corps commanders will be held responsible for the faithful and prompt execution of all orders within their respective commands.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 38.

Camp near Falmouth, Va., February 7, 1863.

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VI. Brigadier General William W. Burns, U. S. Volunteers, at the earnest request of General Rosecrans, is relieved from duty with the Ninth Corps, and will report to the Adjutant-General of the Army for orders.

VII. Brigadier General O. B. Wilcox will report for duty to Major-General Smith, commanding the Ninth Corps.

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By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 7, 1863.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you detail 1,000 men, with full complement of officers (additional), for fatigue duty in the neighborhood of the United States Ford.

They will go with arms, shelter-tents, and provisions for five days, three days' in haversacks and two days' packed or otherwise carried to them during their stay. The commanding officer will report to General Woodbury at these headquarters to-morrow at 4 p.m. (February 8).

The command will be ready to start Monday morning at 8 a.m.

I am, very respectfully, yours, &c.,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

No. 1.

February 7, 1863.

The undersigned, in compliance with General Orders, No. 6, headquarters Army of the Potomac, hereby assumes command of the cavalry forces of this army. Picket and other duties devolving upon the cavalry will be performed as heretofore, until further orders from these or superior headquarters.

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.