War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0484 OPERATIONS IN N. C.,VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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This proves the speed, safety, and superiority of the Fulton as a steamship, also the faithfulness, courage, and patriotism of her officers and men. The crew of the Banshee were transferred to the Fulton and I had them guarded until I arrived in New York; there I transferred them to the provost-marshal.

All the above I have the honor to submit for your approval.

JAMES E. BAILEY,

Major, Third Rhode Island Artillery.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 522.

Washington, November 24, 1863.

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XXIII. By direction of the President, so much of Special Orders, Numbers 445, of October 5, 1863, from this office, as accepts the resignation of Brigadier General William Harrow, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby revoked. General Harrow will report immediately in person for duty to Major-General Meade, commanding Army of the Potomac.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 25, 1863.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

The roads south of Mountain Run are now in a fair condition, needing only occasional repairs. My bridges across Mountain Run are finished, and I have a force working on the roads between here and Brandy Station, which is very bad now from being used during the rain. Those who have the advance in any movement now will be able to move much faster than those who follow them when there is no enemy to oppose.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 25, 1863-10. 30 a. m.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

The commanding general desires that you will have the roads examined, and report the condition to these headquarters as soon as practicable.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 25, 1863-8. 15 p. m.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

I am instructed by the major-general commanding to say that in the event of the passage of the Rapidan being disputed, you will