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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 3 p. m.

Major A. H. KROM,

Fifth New York Cavalry:

The major-general commanding directs that you furnish General Patrick, provost-marshal-general, such assistance as you have at your command toward guarding the rebel prisoners now in our possession at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH NEW YORK CAVALRY:

SIR: The commanding general directs that on being relieved by the provost-marshal-general from the duty of escorting prisoners to Belle Plain, you report with the mounted men of your command at these headquarters. The dismounted men you will leave with the trains.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. CAV. CORPS., ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 10.15 p. m.

The Cavalry Corps will march to-morrow morning in the following order: First, Second Division, General Gregg commanding; second, Third Division, General Wilson commanding; third, First Division, General Merritt commanding.

The Second Division will take up its line of march for Savage Station, via New Brigade, at 7 a. m. to-morrow. The Third and First Divisions will follow the Second Division in the order above mentioned. They will start at such an hour as will bring them in proper order, well closed up in rear of the Second Division. Division commanders will see to-night that their men have amount of ammunition required by orders from these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

Washington, May 12, 1864.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. Army:

SIR: In further compliance with the directions of General Halleck to report to you as to the pontoon bridge ordered to Fredericksburg, I have to state that the bridge left here, as I