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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 279.

Washington, August 24, 1864.

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22. Second Lieutenant J. A. Kress, Ordnance Department, is hereby relieved from duty at Fort Monroe Arsenal, and will report in person, without delay, to Major-General Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to relieve First Lieutenant A. Mordecai, Ordnance Department.

23. Captain J. M. Linnar, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to duty on the staff of Brigadier General Regis de Trobriand, U. S. Volunteers commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Second Corps, and will immediately report in person to General De Trobriand for orders.

24. Colonel P. P. Pitkin, Quartermaster's Department, recently appointed chief quartermaster of the depot at City Point, Va., will at once enter upon the duties of his office, and report by letter to the Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, also to Brigadier-General Ingalls chief quartermaster of the armies operating before Richmond.

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26. Batteries C and E, Second U. S. Artillery, are hereby temporarily consolidated. Brigadier General A. P. Howe, inspector of artillery, Washington, D. C.is charged with the execution of this order.

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28. Colonel R. C. Webster, Quartermaster's Department is hereby relieved from duty at New Berne, N. C., and will report in person without delay to the commanding general Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to relieve Colonel Herman Biggs in his duties as chief quartermaster of that department. Colonel Biggs will turn over to Colonel Webster all public property and funds now in his possession, and give him all instructions pertaining to the Department of Virginia and North Carolina.

29. On being relieved from his duties in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Colonel Herman Biggs, Quartermaster's Department, will report in person without delay to the Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, to enter upon his duties as inspector.

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By order of Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 228.

August 24, 1864.

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2. Leave of absence is granted to the following-named officer; Brigadier General Francis C. Barlow, First Division, Second Army Corps, for twenty days, on surgeon's certificate of disability.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.