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he has available troops for the purpose and directing these officers (Generals Hancock and Wright) to confer and arrange the details of the movement, which will take place to-night as soon after dark as practicable.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 158.

June 10, 1864.

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2. Until further orders four days' rations will be kept on the persons of the men and six days' subsistence in the supply trains. Wagons appropriated to subsistence, not required to keep up these supplies, will be used in bringing forward from the depot for issue to the troops the small rations, not included in the marching rations, and anti-scorbutic. Any other wagons that the quartermaster's department can provide for the purpose will also be used in bringing up these additional stores.

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4. In anticipation of his appointment as colonel of the regiment, First Lieutenant R. S. Mackenzie, Engineers, will at once assume command of the Second Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 10, 1864-12.35 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

Major-General Wright, commanding Sixth Corps, has been directed to relieve such portions of General Gibbon's command as he has troops available for the purpose. The commanding general directs that you confer with Major-General Wright and arrange the details of the movement, which will take place to-night as soon after dark as practicable. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 10, 1864-12.40 p.m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Dispatch received.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.