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know our wants will be pressing for a time. Please, also, see that you have tugs, barges, &c., to meet the wants of our department for commissary and quartermaster's supplies, which may be required on another river soon.

I sent a dispatch to Stoddard to-day on the subject.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

April 14, 1863.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Twelfth Corps:

Have your brigade at Dumfries in readiness to join you the moment it is relieved.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Falmouth, Va., April 14, 1863.

The circular of yesterday's date, from these headquarters, conveying certain instruction with respect to the contemplated movement, is so far modified as to direct that 140, instead of 150, rounds of small-arm ammunition be carried.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 171. Washington, April 14, 1863.

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V. Brigadier General Albin Schoepf, U. S. Volunteers, will repair without delay to Fort Delaware, and relieve Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Buchanan, Four U. S. Infantry, in command of that post. On being relieved from command of Fort Delaware, Lieutenant-Colonel Buchanan will report by letter to Colonel J. B. Fry, Provost-Marshal-General, in Washington, and take his instructions.

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VII. Brigadier General Gilman Marston, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person without delay to Major-General Hooker, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Army of the Potomac, for duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 96. Washington, D. C., April 15, 1863.

By direction of the President, the following assignments are made or army corps commanders:

First Corps, Major General John F. Reynolds; Second Corps, Major General