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SEPTEMBER 23, 1864-6.30 P. M.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

There has been a detail busy part of the day bringing timber down toward the enemy's works in front of four-gun battery. Other details same as usual. No movement to-day.

A. C. JORDAN,

Sergeant.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 37.

September 23, 1864.

The following order* of the commander of the Second Division, Second Army Corps, having been transmitted to these headquarters for the consideration of the commanding general, the same is approved and confirmed, and it is announced that, hereafter, no regiment or battery that loses its colors in action will be allowed to carry other without authority of the commanding general, and such permission will not be given in cases where it shall appear that a regiment or battery has lost its colors through misconduct in battle, until such troops shall, by their bravery on other fields, have fully retrieved their tarnished honor.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 23, 1864.

Fort S in the line of intrenchments, designated as Fort Kelly, will be known as Fort Patrick Kelly.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 23, 1864-10.30 a.m.

General MEADE:

I forward a copy of Richmond paper of the 22nd, by orderly. It contains a dispatch from Lee to Secretary of War, announcing the defeat of Early, with death of Rodes and General A. A. Godwin, and wounding of Fitz Lee. Says Early has fallen back to Fisher's Hill; also, contains a rather doleful editorial on the subject, and another admitting a scarcity of supplies in the Army of Northern Virginia.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

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*See General Orders, Numbers 63, August 30, p. 595.

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