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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 140. Camp near Falmouth, Va., May 23, 1863.

I. Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright, U. S. Volunteers, will report for duty to Major-General Sedgwick, commanding Sixth Corps.

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By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD.,

May 23, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Grafton, Va.:

The emergency west of the mountains being over, you will get back Kenly's brigade into position again. I shall also order the One hundred and fifty-first New York back to Martinsburg, there to meet its transportation, and thence proceed to Winchester, to be attached to Milroy's division. As soon as you have completed your new dispositions of troops along the railroad, you will return to your headquarters at Harper's Ferry. Hurry the block-houses.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE,

May 23, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel DONN PLATT,

Chief of Staff, Weston:

Kenly's brigade is to return to Harper's Ferry. Kelley has his orders. The One hundred and fifty-first New York goes to Winchester. Either the Ninth Virginia must go to Scammon, as I have already telegraphed.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH,

May 24, 1863.

General D. BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of General Hooker's Staff, Willard's Hotel, Washington:

The expedition down the Neck has returned, after having accomplished all the objects desired. The report will be found important.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 24, 1863.

Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General, Washington:

The want of cavalry horses with this army has never been so severely felt as at this moment. General Hooker requires 3,000 or 4,000. I have