A number of young horses are also captured, which should be placed for a year or two out to pasturage, as they are not now fit for service.
Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry Corps.
FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, VA., June 1, 1863.
In answer to the commanding general's dispatch in regard to the brigades on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, Colonel Mann reports that he has informed General Buford officially that the road was safe. The bridges are not burned.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp near Falmouth, Va., June 1, 1863.
But five only of the fifteen colors captured during the recent battles have been received, to wit, those taken by the Forty-ninth, Seventy-seventh, and One hundred and second New York, the One hundred and eleventh Pennsylvania, and the Seventh Ohio Regiment. Corps and other independent commanders will forward forthwith to these headquarters any flags captured by their respective commands not already sent in.
By command of Major-General Hooker:
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, June 1, 1863.
I. Lieutenant Colonel J. H. Taylor, assistant adjutant-general, is hereby announced as chief of staff and assistant adjutant-general of this department, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
II. All official communications for these headquarters will be addressed to him.
By command of Major-General Heintzelman:
C. H. POTTER,
JUNE 2, 1863.
General O. O. HOWARD,
Commanding Eleventh Corps:
The commanding general directs that you at once send two good regiments of your command to Dumfries, for temporary service at that place. The troops should take with them three days' supplies.