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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 7, 1864.

The major-general commanding directs that corps commanders suspend pushing their works up to the enemy, limiting their operations to completing those necessary for their security that have been commenced.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, No. 155. June 7, 1864.

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3. Two days' subsistence will be drawn from the train and issued to the troops to-day, which will give four days' rations on the persons of the men from to-morrow morning. The wagons thus emptied will be sent to the White House for additional supplies, accompanied by the proper officers of the subsistence department to draw the stores.

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5. The portions of the First New Hampshire Cavalry, Thirteenth Ohio Cavalry, and Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry now with this army, dismounted, will at once proceed to the White House depot and report for duty to Brigadier General J. J. Abercrombie, commanding at that place.

6. Captains Clayton's and Watkins' cavalry companies, of the Purnell Legion, dismounted and equipped as infantry, and now serving with the provost-marshall-general, are assigned to duty with the portion of the Purnell Legion, Maryland Volunteers, attached to the Third Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Corps, and will report accordingly with as little delay as practicable.

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10. So much of paragraph 5, Special Orders, No. 155, of this date, from these headquarters, as directs the portion of the Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry with the dismounted cavalry at the supply train to report for duty to Brigadier-General Abercrombie, commanding at the White House, is revoked, and the detachment will at once join the portion of the Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry serving with the Ninth Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 7, 1864.

Corps commanders are notified that a flag of truce exists from 6 to 8 p.m. to-day, and they will immediately send out, under a white flag, medical officers with stretcher-bearers to bring in the dead and wounded. No other officers or men will be permitted to leave the