War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0440 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 7, 1863 - 10.30 p. m.

General HERMAN HAUPT,

Superintendent Military Railroads:

General Stoneman is approaching Rappahannock Station, after having performed most splendid service. He will arrive there to-morrow and is much exhausted. His command must have subsistence and forage at once. I have ordered Captain Ferguson to call on you for trains to run out to the river with supplies. General Hooker requests that extraordinary exertions be made to have them meet him there to-morrow. He knows he can rely on you. I beg you to cause the trains to be in motion early. Stoneman has cut the rebel communication in every direction.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA.,

May 7, 1863 - 8.40 a. m.

Commanding Officer, Third Corps:

I am instructed by the commanding general to say that it will not be necessary for you to re-establish your picket line to-day. The general wishes the day to be devoted to putting your command in complete order for immediate active operations. General Pleasonton

has been directed to send to you at once 50 mounted men.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 7, 1863 - 12.15 p. m.

Corps commanders will have three days' rations issued and ready to cook at short notice; lost knapsacks replaced, and supplies on hand to fill them; arms and equipments in order; a full supply of ammunition; everything prepared for at once resuming active operations.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 7, 1863.

Colonel D. H. RUCKER,

Depot Quartermaster, Washington, D. C.:

General Hunt informs me that the artillery service will require 1,000 more horses in addition to those already ordered, and that they should be sent at the earliest possible moment.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA.,

May 7, 1863 - 8.35 p. m.

Commanding Officer, Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you move your corps to the vicinity of its former camp, below headquarters, early to-morrow.