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strike the main Richardsville road in the rear of the Fifth Corps trains. The headquarters, depot, and Artillery Reserve trains will move by the way of Kellysville, crossing Mountain Run at the saw-mill, thence to Richardsville. The trains of the Second Cavalry Division are supposed to be at or near Richardsville now. Those of the Third and First will follow the trains of the Fifth Corps, and all will go into park as directed by Captains Peirce and Pitkin, who will be on the spot.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier General and Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

Report of the means of transportation in the Army of the Potomac, as reported this the 3rd day of May, 1864, Major-General Burnside's command excepted.

Command. Wagons. Two-horse Four-horse

ambulances. ambulances.

Headquarters Army 107 --- ---

of the Potomac.

Second Corps. 858 181 ---

Fifth Corps. 752 160 ---

Sixth Corps. 675 144 ---

Cavalry Corps. 553 52 1

Artillery Reserve 337 36 ---

U. S. Engineer 20 3 ---

Battalion.

Provost-marshal- 49 14 ---

general's

department.

General depot. 100 --- ---

Total. 3,451 590 1

Continuation:

Command. Two-horse Horses. Mules.

wagons.

Headquarters Army --- 200 646

of the Potomac.

Second Corps. --- 582 5,318

Fifth Corps. --- 667 4,694

Sixth Corps. 5 359 3,478

Cavalry Corps. 13 450 3,230

Artillery Reserve 5 286 1,850

U. S. Engineer 1 44 99

Battalion.

Provost-marshal- 1 71 219

general's

department.

General depot. --- --- 650

Total. 25 2,659 20,184

Continuation:

Command. Private Cavalry Artille- Ambulance

horses. horses. ry horses.

horses

Headquarters Army 56 --- --- ---

of the Potomac.

Second Corps. 1,105 --- 1,019 492

Fifth Corps. 900 --- 1,000 400

Sixth Corps. 812 225 934 293

Cavalry Corps. 1,080 15,470 --- 126

Artillery Reserve 81 4 2,205 72

U. S. Engineer 1 --- --- 6

Battalion.

Provost-marshal- 72 612 --- 26

general's

department.

General depot. --- --- --- ---

Total. 4,107 16,311 5,158 1,415

NOTE. - Returns not complete, but reports of corps are accurate. Total about 3,500 wagons, 29,650 horses, 20, 184 mules; 53,343.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General, Chief Quartermaster.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 134.

May 3, 1864.

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5. All details belonging to this army now at Brandy Station for any purpose whatever will be returned to their respective commands this evening.

6. Corps and other independent commanders will adopt the most vigorous measures to prevent any bonfires being made on the breaking up of camps, and they will impress upon their subordinates the necessity of a strict compliance with this order, in view of the importance of concealing our movement from the enemy. The most stringent orders will also be given and effectual measures taken for their execution to prevent stragglers from marauding and pillaging.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.