War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0712 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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main as before. Brigadier-General Mott will resume command of his old brigade. All acting staff officers rendered supernumerary by the above orders will rejoin their regiments at once. Officers of the general staff rendered supernumerary will report at these headquarters for assignment. Field return of the effective strength present will be sent in to these headquarters at once.

By command of Major-General Birney:

F. BIRNEY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, THIRD DIV., SECOND CORPS,

May 13, 1864.

Major BIRNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: In compliance with circular just received, I have the honor to report that one rebel battle-flag fell into the hands of this brigade this morning. Captain Lee, acting aide-de-camp, of my staff, crossed the earth-works after the enemy had retired from our front, and found the flag above referred to lying between the dead bodies of 2 rebel colonels, immediately in front of the position occupied by the brigade yesterday.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. McALLISTER,

Colonel Eleventh New Jersey Volunteers, Commanding

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

My 13, 1 864-5 a.m.

General WARREN:

Whose name would you select from your corps for promotion to the rank of major-general? Answer at once.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

See no movement of the enemy on our right. Enemy have cavalry vedettes on south of the Po River.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. E. CASTLE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-5.40 a.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

General Wright reports that the enemy has abandoned the works in his front. The commanding general directs that you push forward a force to ascertain whether they are in your front, and if not, push forward a large force in pursuit.

A. A. HUMPHREY,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.