WASHINGTON, July 21, 1864-5.40 p.m.
City Point, Va.:
When General Ord was sent to you he commanded fragments of the Eight and Nineteenth Corps. The portion of the latter north has not commander. No order has yet been issued assigned him. If after seeing him you wish it for the Tenth Corps it will be immediately issued.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.d
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 21, 1864-1.15 p.m.
In compliance with your instructions of yesterday, I have designated the Sixth New York Heavy Artillery as the regiment to be sent to the defenses of Washington. The regiment will leave here as soon as the Sixth Corps beings to arrive. The strength of the regiment present for duty is 21 officers and 685 men.
GEO. G. MEADE,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 21, 1864.
Colonel T. S. BOWERS:
In compliance with the requirements of paragraph 5 of Special Orders, No. 61, headquarters Armies of the United States, the following regiments, whose terms of service expire before August 25, have been ordered to Washington: Eighteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, aggregate strength present, 137; Seventy-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, aggregate strength present, 126; One hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, aggregate strength present, 29; also two companies Sixty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, aggregate strength present, 47; aggregate of the force sent, 339. These are all the regiments reported in the Second, Fifth, and Ninth Corps as coming within the provisions of the order. No report has as yet been received from the Cavalry Corps.
GEO. G. MEADE,
HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,
No. 64. City Point, Va., July 21, 1864.
I. Subject to the approval of the President, Major General E. O. C. Ord, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Eighteenth Army Corps, and will relieve Brigadier General J. H. Martindale, now temporarily commanding.
II. Subject to the approval of the President, Major General D. B. Birney, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Tenth Army Corps, and will relieve Brigadier General A. H. Terry, temporarily commanding.
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