War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0466 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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commencing at 3 p.m., and will be conducted to their division by the shorter route by a staff officer from these headquarters. The nature of the movement the command is about to make is such that its success will depend to a considerable extent, if not entirely, upon the discipline and steadiness of the troops. Commanders are enjoined to take effectual measures to prevent straggling. The men will be instructed, in case my of them fall into the hands of the enemy, to give only their names and regiments, and no information which will disclose the strength of the command.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Memorandum.]

JULY 26, 1864.

A train to contain forty rounds of small-arm ammunition, five days' rations of subsistence stores, and three days' grain will be made up, ready to move at the hour designated for the movement of the command to such point as may be directed by the major-general commanding. The train will be under the charge of Captain McEntee, assistant quartermaster. The transportation with the general train will move under the direction of Captain Shallenberger, chief quartermaster.

C. H. M[ORGAN].

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, July 26, 1864-6.07 p.m.

The command will march to the Point of Rocks, on the Appomattox, in the order in which the troops are now moving. On arriving at a point near that place the divisions will mass in succession, taking great care not to pass over any ground before massing which can be seen from the opposite side of the river. Commanders will await orders at that point, but if the leading division moves out the other troops will follow.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 26, 1864-9.50 p.m.

Division commanders will proceed with their commands in the order they are now marching in to Deep Bottom, crossing the James River by the upper bridge, taking the left-hand side of the road when meeting the cavalry, and massing beyond the bridge, awaiting orders. No fires will be built at any halt.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.