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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON,

No. 30 (A).

February 7, 1863 .

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II. Colonel R. B. Price, Second Pennsylvania Cavalry, commanding brigade, will send forward all the available cavalry, with the Fifth Michigan Cavalry, on an expedition to thoroughly scour the country in our front as far as the Blue Ridge, and take a look across into the valley of the Shenandoah. He will particularly examine the gaps, commencing at Snicker's, as far as Manassas Gap, one column passing through Leesburg.

III. Colonel Wyndham, after leaving a sufficient force for pickets, will move to the left of the Manassas Gap Railroad, to connect with the right wing of the Army of the Potomac. The force on the right will leave to-morrow morning; that on the left, Colonel Wyndham's, the next morning.

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By command of Major-General Heintzelman:

C. H. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, 22nd A. C.

No. 1

February 7, 1863.

I. The Defenses of Washington, having by General Orders, No. 26, War Department Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, February 2, 1863, been changed to the Department of Washington and the Twenty-second Army Corps, will hereafter be known as such.

II. The staff of the department will be as announced for the Defenses of Washington. All reports and returns will be made, as heretofore, to these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Heintzelman:

C. H. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

February 8, 1863.

Major-General HOOKER,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

Brigadier-General Burns will be detached from the Ninth Army Corps, and will report for duty to Major-General Rosecrans, at Murfreesboro.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 8, 1863.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Commanding Twelfth Corps:

GENERAL: I send for your information copy of dispatch this day received from General Heintzelman. You will take the necessary precaution that no collision occurs between any forces under my command and the forces mentioned in General Heintzelman's dispatch.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.