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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 146.

May 29, 1864.

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4. The battalions of the Fourth New York Foot Artillery, serving with artillery brigades of the Fifth and Sixth Corps, will join the battalion of their regiment in the Second Corps, and will be relieved in their present duties by details from the foot artillery regiments now with the Fifth and Sixth Corps.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864-9.10 a. m.

Captain C. E. PEASE,

Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Fifth Corps:

General Burnside has not yet reached here. If you cannot find where his headquarters are likely to be, you can return. Let the construction party await orders at General Warren's until they can ascertain where General Burnside will be.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 29, 1864-11 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Hancock and General Burnside desire that the construction party run the wire out the main road from where General Warren was this morning toward Haw's Shop. General Burnside is now here and says his headquarters will be at Thomas' house, which is near the main road leading to Haw's Shop. Please telegraph the construction party at General Warren's to push out the wire at once. General Hancock's headquarters will be at or near Haw's Store during the present reconnaissance. Until the line is run out to General Burnside dispatches for General Hancock will have to be sent through General Wright's headquarters. If you have any instructions for me I will await a reply here. Please answer.

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 29, 1864-8 a. m.

Brigadier-General PATRICK:

GENERAL: It is reported to me that there are a great many stragglers recrossing the river at the bridges. You will immediately send a guard down to each of the bridges to arrest all such persons, officers, and men. Also send back some cavalry to bring up