MAY 3, 1864.
Brigadier-General WILSON, Third Cavalry Division:
The horses of the Twenty-second New York Cavalry will not be at Brandy Station until about 12 o'clock to-night. Hold your detachment until they come.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 166.
Washington, May 3, 1864.
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27. Brigadier General Charles Devens, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person without delay to the commanding general Department of Virginia and North Carolina, for assignment to duty with Major General W. F. Smith, U. S. Volunteers.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
Fort Monroe, Va., May 3, 1864.
Commanding Tenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: By direction of the commanding general of the department, I have the honor to submit the following explanation of the battle-flags to be used by the troops of this command during the coming campaign: The flag carried by department headquarters will be 6 feet square, two horizontal bars, upper bar red, lower bar blue, with a white star in the center; the flag carried by the headquarters Eighteenth Army Corps will be 6 feet square, blood red, with number "18" in the center; First Division flag, same size, blood red, with a single white star in the center; Second Division flag, same size and color, with two white stars in the center; Third Division flag, same size and color, with three white stars in the center. The flag carried by the Tenth Army Corps will be 6 feet square, dark blue, with the number "10" in the center; First Division flag, same size and color, with a single white star in the center; Second Division flag, same size and color, with two white stars in the center; Third Division, same size and color, with three white stars in the center. Brigade colors will be furnished as soon as practicable.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. A. KENSEL,
Lieutenant Colonel and A. I. G., Dept. of Va. and N. C.
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Yorktown, Va., May 3, 1864.
Commanding Brigade, Second Division, Eighteenth Corps:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding corps directs me to give you the following instructions: The ordnance officer of General