War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0210 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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and to be composed of the above-mentioned regiments, the Maryland regiments now with the Fifth Corps, and any other troops that the corps commander can assign to the division. Brigadier-General Lockwood will report to the command of the Fifth Corps for instructions. The One hundred and eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, also brought to the army by Brigadier-General Lockwood, will join the Second Brigade, Second Division, Second Corps, that being the command to which it belongs.

6. The commanding general has learned that in some instances wagons originally set apart for the transportation of ammunition have been appropriated to other purposes. This is strictly prohibited, and wagons originally designed for ammunition must be used exclusively for that object, and will be kept loaded to their maximum capacity, although the amount of ammunition thus carried may exceed the present ammunition allowance. It cannot be foreseen at what moment the arrival of new troops, or other cause, may call for all the ammunition that it is possible to carry in the ammunition wagons.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 26, 1864-9.15 a.m.

Corps commanders will at once send to their supply trains for four days' rations for their respective commands, and cause the same to be issued before to-night, so that the troops will have to-morrow morning six days' subsistence on their persons. The supply trains are near Milford.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Quarles' Mills, Va., May 26, 1864.

A train of empty wagons will be made up to-morrow in the vicinity of Milford, near Wright's Tavern, to leave that point at 8 a.m. to-morrow for Port Royal for supplies. All empty wagons of your command will be sent to the place of rendezvous in time to leave the point named at the time stated. Such of them as are at the front, which may be required to carry sick or wounded to the rear, will be turned over to the medical director of the corps, with the proviso, however, that they be sent to the place of rendezvous to-day. This will be the last opportunity of sending to Port Royal, and every empty wagon must be made use of. All the loaded wagons at the front and with the general supply train will be held in readiness for a movement on short notice.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier General and Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.