War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0632 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 237.

September 1, 1864.

Paragraph 2 of Special Orders, Numbers 236, of this date, from these headquarters, is so far modified as to require that the Fifth Army Corps be reorganized into two instead of three divisions, as directed in that order.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 288.

Washington, September 1, 1864.

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3. Captain H. R. Clum, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, will proceed without delay to headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina and relieve Captain L. B. Norton, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, in his duties as chief signal officer of that department.

4. Captain L. B. Norton, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, on being relieved from duty in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, will proceed without delay to headquarters Department of the Susquehanna and assume charge of the signal detachment of that department.

5. First Lieutenant Paul Brodie, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, will report in person without delay for duty to the chief signal officer Department of Virginia and North Carolina.

6. The following officers of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, are hereby relieved from duty in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina and will proceed without delay to headquarters Middle Military Division and report in person to Major-General Sheridan, commanding, for assignment to duty: First Lieutenant Wilson Bruyn, First Lieutenant Charles F. Cross, Second Lieutenant O. B. Ireland.

7. Second Lieutenant Francis K. McCloskey, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, is hereby relieved from duty with the Army of the Potomac and will, at the expiration of his leave of absence, report in person for duty to the chief signal officer Department of the Susquehanna.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 1, 1864 - 9 a. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There has been no change in my lines since last report. The large redoubt on the plank road has been partially drained and the work on the fort near the Strong house continued. Fatigue details have also been at work on the new fort on the left of the plank road and the one at the head of the railroad cut.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.