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manding Second Corps, by 5 a. m. to-morrow. The detachment commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Pope to continue with Fifth Army Corps. The detachment commanded by Major Forsyth to report by 5 a. m. to-morrow to Major-General Wright, commanding Sixth Corps. The detachment commanded by Major Kerwin to receive special instructions from these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 22, 1864-9.15 a. m.

Instructions have been given to return all empty wagons now at Fredericksburg and Belle Plain loaded; after which, so soon as the wounded are removed from Fredericksburg, that place and Belle Plain will be abandoned, and the depot will be established at Port Royal, on Rappahannock.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 22, 1864- 11.30 a. m.

The design of the circular of this morning directing that five days' rations be drawn to-night was to proved the troops with six days' subsistantce to be carried on the person (from to-morrow morning), and such stores as are only necessary for this purpose will be drawn. Herefter until further orders no subsistence stores will be drawn from the supply trains unless specially directed from these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 22, 1864-10 p. m.

The following order has been received and is published for the guidance of all concerned:

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, New Bethel, Va., May 22, 1864.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Direct corps commanders to hold their troops in readiness to march at 5 a. m. to-morrow. At that hour each command will send out cavalry and infantry on all roads to their front leading south, and ascertain, if possible, where the enemy is. If beyond the North Anna, the Fifth and Sixth Corps will marched to the forks of the road where one branch leads to Beaver Dam Station, the other to Jericho Bridge; then south by roads, reaching the Anna as near to and east of Hawkins' Creek as they can be found. The Second Corps will move to Chesterfield Ford. The Ninth Corps will be directed to move at the same time to Jericho Bridge.

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