War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0484 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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2. The troops now occupying the line formerly held by the Second Brigade, from Fort De Russy to Battery Cameron, inclusive, will be designated as the Second Brigade, under the command of Colonel Miller, One hundred and sixty-third Ohio National Guard, to whom reports on that line will be made.

3. The troops Fort Mahan to Fort Greble, inclusive, will be designated as "Forces south of the Eastern Branch," under command of Captain Allen, Sixth Company Massachusetts Artillery, to whom reports on that line will be made.

4. All reports and returns will be considered by the commanding officers of each of these lines and forwarded to these headquarters, in compliance with circular heretofore issued.

By order of Colonel Haskin:

B. CHANDLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HASKIN'S DIVISION,

May 18, 1864.

Captain CONANT,

Company B, Maine Coast Guard:

By direction of Colonel Haskin, you will, as soon as practicable, move your company to Fort Summer and report to Captain Schubert. Ninth New York Battery. The quartermaster at Fort Reno will furnish the necessary transportation upon application. Your reports will be made to Colonel Miller, One hundred and sixty-third Ohio National Guard at Fort Reno.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. CHANDLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HASKIN'S DIVISION,

May 18, 1864.

Colonel MILLER,

One hundred and sixty-third Ohio National Guard:

By direction of Colonel Haskin, you will send one of the companies of your regiment, now stationed at Fort Kearney, to Fort Mansfield, to relieve Company B, Maine Coast Guard, sent to Fort Summer. Orders have been sent direct to the latter company to move to Fort Sumner. Hereafter the detached companies will report to you, as per special orders herewith forwarded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. CHANDLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DE RUSSY'S DIVISION,

Arlington, Va., May 18, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR:

I have the honor to inform you that I have withdrawn one battalion Second Pennsylvania Artillery from Ethan Allen, and that it is distributed in the works formerly occupied by Tannatt's brigade, as follows: One hundred in Whipple and C. F. Smith, each;