War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0938 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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II. Chiefs of departments at these headquarters, comprising chief quartermaster, chief commissary of subsistence, medical director, provost-marshal, chief artillery, &c., will issue such orders, for the interior regulations of their departments, as may be necessary for the good of the service, but will, in no case, exercise any authority that may conflict with the jurisdiction of division and other commanders, with this exception, that in case of the utmost necessity for immediate action, the medical director of the corps will have power to detach such medical officers from this command as he may deem proper for duty as hospitals. He will as soon as possible notify commanding officers of such detail.

III. This order will be published to the whole command and made known to all its staff officers particularly.

By command of Major-General Smith:

N. BOWEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROOKS,

Commanding First Division, Eighteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that you will have Colonel Dutton's brigade ready to move at a moment's notice. The men will carry 40 rounds of ammunition and one day's rations. You will report to these headquarters when the brigade is ready to move.

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

CHAS. P. MUHLENBERG,

First Lieutenant, Fifth U. S. Artillery, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROOKS,

Commanding First Division, Eighteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say to you that no move will be made to-night, and that the brigade of your division ordered to be ready to start can cook their meals as usual.

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

CHAS. P. MUHLENBERG,

First Lieutenant, Fifth U. S. Artillery, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

MAY 19, 1864,

(Received 9.15 a.m.)

General HINKS:

How late a deserter have you from Petersburg or Richmond? Send him to me at once.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.