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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 9, 1864.

Brigadier-General WRIGHT:

I have no objection, in case you can spare their services, to permit General Sedgwick's aides, personal and volunteer, to accompany his remains.

Respectfully yours,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

[MAY 9, 1864.]

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding:

I should be glad to have the three regular aides, Major Whittier, Captain Beaumont, and Captain Halsted, accompany the remains of the general, and should freely consent to the others going also, did I not require their services. Indeed I cannot dispense with them.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, May 9, 1864.

Brigadier General H. G. WRIGHT,

Commanding First Division:

It is intended to remain in position to-day to distribute ammunition and rations, to bring up stragglers, and to afford the men rest. Please send in to these headquarters for tools, and strengthen your position by intrenching. Please send in a full return, and also an estimate of your casualties in recent operations.

By command of Major-General Sedgwick:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

Brigade commanders will comply with the above orders, sending their working parties to these headquarters, where they will be furnished with tools.

By command of Brigadier-General Wright:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, No.-. May 9, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Brigadier General D. A. Russell is relieved from the command of the Second Division, and will assume command of the First Division of this corps.

By command of Brigadier-General Wright, commanding corps.

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.