War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0478 OPERATIONS IN N. C.,VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

November 22, 1863.

This command will be in readiness to move at 6 a. m., as the wagon train will not accompany the troops.

Brigade commanders will have their commands supplies with three days' rations from to-morrow evening, and two days' forage from the same period. No wagons will accompany the troops save one wagon for the headquarters of each brigade and one for each battery. All other wagons will be parked, and will report to the division quartermaster before the hour specified for the moving of the troops.

By command of Brigadier-General Gregg:

H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 23, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

On account of the unfavorable appearance of the morning, the troops will not move from their camps until further orders from these headquarters. They will, however, be prepared to move at very short notice should be weather clear up after daylight.

Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

November 23, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch ordering the temporary suspension of the movement of the troops is received.

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 23, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH, Commanding Third Corps:

The following dispatch is sent for your information and guidance.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My parties on the road between here and Brandy Station I find are too small to do all the work, and the road will still be in bad condition at sunset. If any troops are to move very soon over that road, there should be very heavy working parties on it at once.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.