War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0483 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 7, 1864-8.45 a. m.

All trains and wheeled vehicles with the troops will be immediately moved on the plank and pike roads south of Wilderness Run, and beyond the Brock road. Corps commanders will take measures to see that this order is carried into effect, to ascertain the new location of their trains, and see that their men are well supplied with ammunition before the trains are moved.

By command of Major-General Meade:

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 7, 1864-11.10 a. m.

The wounded of the army will be sent to Washington via Rappahannock Station with as little delay as practicable, under the direction of the chief quartermaster and medical director. Major-General Sheridan, commanding Cavalry Corps, will furnish a sufficient escort for the train conveying the wounded, which it is estimated will embrace 400 ambulances and a like number of wagons. The cavalry escort will only go to Rappahannock Station, from which point the wounded can be transported by railroad.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 7, 1864.

The commanding general has directed that the ambulances and wagon trains conveying the wounded accompany the army instead of proceeding to Rappahannock Station, as heretofore ordered. These trains are placed under the charge of Captain Jones, assistant quartermaster, and together with the escorts furnished by Major-General Sheridan, will follow the route of the general trains via Chancellorsville.

By command of Major-General Meade:

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 7, 1864-3 p. m.

The following movements are ordered for to-day and to-night:

1. The trains of the Sixth Corps authorized to accompany the troops will be moved at 4 p. m. to Chancellorsville and parked on the left of the road, and held ready to follow the Sixth Corps during the night march.

2. The trains of the Fifth Corps authorized to accompany the troops will be moved at 5 p. m. to Chancellorsville, following the trains of the Sixth Corps and parking with them, and held ready to follow those trains in the movement to-night.