CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
August 28, 1863.
Commanding Officers of all Corps:
It is deemed advisable to hold communication with the enemy by "flag of truce" at one point only of the lines of this army, and the point designated for that purpose is the picket in front of Rappahannock Station.
Commanding officers will give the necessary order to carry this into effect, and the enemy upon exhibiting a "flag of truce" will be informed of the point at which it will be received.
By command of Major-General Meade:
ARLINGTON HOUSE, August 28, 1863-1. 20 p. m.
Chief of Staff, A. A. G., Hdqrs. Dept. of Washington:
Major Doubleday has informed me that he has reliable information that 300 rebel cavalry, supposed to be White's, passed last night through the woods west of Difficult Creek, and are now supposed to be lying in the Thorton woods near Thornton Mills. I have sent re-enforcements to the guard at the government farms.
Your obedient servant,
Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.
NORFOLK, August 28, 1863.
General Getty telegraphs to me that large bodies of troops have been passing south through Weldon recently. He adds it is not reliable.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C., Numbers 9. Fort Monroe, Va., August 28, 1863.
The medical organization of this department is announced as follows:
1. A medical director of the department.
2. A medical director for each of this District of Virginia and North Carolina.
3. A superintendent of general hospitals; one for each of the above districts.
No medical officers in this department will be allowed to use the title of medical director, other than those above designated.
The senior medical officers on duty with a division, brigade, or a