Corps commanders will prepare their commands to continue the march at the earliest moment practicable, and will report to these headquarters when they are supplied, as above directed. By command of Major-General Meade:
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,
Numbers 291. Baltimore, Md., July 16, 1863.
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III. The Third Separate Brigade is reorganized, and for the present will be composed of the following troops, the brigade to be under the command of Colonel Samuel A. Graham, Purnell Legion: Purnell Legion, Maryland Volunteers, Colonel Samuel A. Graham; Third Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Maryland Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Gilpin; Third Delaware Volunteers, Colonel Samuel H. Jenkins; Sixth New York State Militia, Colonel Joel W. Mason; Company H. Third Pennsylvania Artillery, Captain [William D.] Rank; Means' Independent [Virginia] Rangers, Captain S. C. Means.
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By order of Major-General Schenck:
N. L. JEFFRIES,
GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,
Fort Monroe, Va., July 16, 1863.
In pursuance of instructions from the War Department, * the undersigned, preparatory to assuming command of the Eastern Department, relinquishes the command of the Department of Virginia to Major General J. G. Foster, U. S. Volunteers. Until the arrival of Major-General Foster at these headquarters, Brigadier General George W. Getty, U. S. Volunteers, will perform the duties of department commander.
JOHN. A. DIX,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 17, 1863.
Commanding Second Cavalry Division:
Your dispatch received. You can obtain subsistence and forage at Sandy Hook. Your division train is near there. Get your command in readiness to move as soon as possible. Keep your pickets and scouts well out in the direction of Charlestown, Leetown, and Shepherdstown. You will march after the infantry corps have passed. Acknowledge the receipt of this, and advise me of your wants.
* See Part II, p. 919.