War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0162 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 18, 1864-6.30 a.m.

The condition of Major-General Hancock's would being such as to require him to rest temporarily, the command of the Second Corps, in the meantime, devolves upon Major General D. B. Birney. This is communicated for the information of corps commanders.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 18, 1864-7.40 a.m.

Corps and independent commanders will at once have their ammunition wagons with the general supply train brought as near as practicable to their respective commands, and it is enjoined upon them to see that there is no deficiency in their supply of ammunition.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 163.

June 18, 1864.

1. During the occasional absence from these headquarters of Brigadier General R. Ingalls, chief quartermaster of this army, in the discharge of the duties devolved upon him by Special Orders, Nos.35 and 36, of the 16th and 17th instant, headquarters Armies of the United States, the duties of chief quartermaster of the army will devolve upon the senior chief corps quartermaster present, and until further orders these duties will be performed by Lieutenant Colonel R. N. Batchelder, chief quartermaster Second Corps. Lieutenant-Colonel Batchelder will report accordingly.

2. Captain L. H. Peirce is relieved from duty as assistant chief quartermaster of this army, and will report to Major-General Burnside, commanding Ninth Corps, for assignment to duty as chief quartermaster of that corps.

3. Captain George S. Shallenberger, assistant quartermaster of volunteers, is announced as acting chief quartermaster of the Second Corps during the absence from the corps of Lieutenant Colonel R. N. Batchelder, temporarily assigned as acting chief quartermaster of this army.

4. Captain A. Austin, assistant quartermaster, is relieved from duty with the Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps, and will report to Captain P. P. Pitkin, depot quartermaster, for assignment to duty under him.

5. First Lieutenant J. M. Kepheart, regimental quartermaster, Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, will report for duty to Brigadier General Rufus Ingalls, chief quartermaster.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.