War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0442 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 123. Camp near Falmouth, Va., May 7, 1863.

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V. Brigadier General J. H. Van Alen, U. S. Volunteers, will relieve Colonel W. F. Rogers, Twenty-first New York Volunteers, in the charge of the defensive works at Aquia Creek, Accakeek Creek, and Potomac Creek, as well as in the military care and protection of the railroad between Aquia Creek and the Rappahannock, and in the command of the troops detailed for those purposes. Colonel Roberts will transfer to General Van Alen all the orders and instructions he has from time to time received for his guidance.

Until further orders, the provost duty will be discharged, as heretofore, under the orders of the provost-marshal-general.

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By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 104. Camp near Falmouth, Va., may 7, 1863.

I. Brigadier General James Barnes, commanding First Brigade, First Division, who was detailed to cover with his brigade the withdrawal of the pontoon boats at United States Ford, will also cover the withdrawal of the pontoons and batteries from Banks' Ford, remaining until all is secure.

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III. Brigadier-General Griffin, commanding First Division, will relieve General Barnes' command, covering the withdrawal of the pontoon train from Banks' Ford, if, in his judgment, the exhaustion of General Barnes' command requires it. As the pontoon train is en route for camp, it will be necessary to send only such force as is requisite for its protection.

By command of Major General George G. Meade:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD.,

MY 7, 1863 - 8.35 a. m.

Major-General MILROY, Commanding, &c., Winchester, Va.:

You will order the Ninth and Tenth Virginia Regiments to proceed at once to martinsburg, where cars will be ready to take them to Grafton. Report their strength and the time that they will get to Martinsburg.

By order:

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE,

May 7, 1863 - 10.20 a. m.

Brigadier General J. A. J. LIGHTBURN, U. S. Volunteers, Grafton, Va.:

You will turn over all troops that are temporarily in your command to Colonel Mulligan, and will consider yourself relieved from further