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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

Numbers 55.

October 17, 1864.

The general commanding is pleased to make known to the command that the appointment of brigadier-general by brevet has been conferred by the President upon Colonel E. M. Gregory, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Colonel James Gwyn, One hundred and eighteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanding, respectively, the Second and Third Brigades in the action of the 30th ultimo. These individual marks of distinction are not only worthily bestowed, but are evidence that the gallantry of our little command has been appreciated.

By command of Brigadier-General Griffin:

GEO. MONTEITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 17, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General PARKE:

I have just been notified that the Secretary of War is about to visit these headquarters. He may perhaps desire to inspect the lines. You will, therefore, please notify your several commands to e ready and appear under arms in the vicinity of their camps and the trenches. More specific notice of time will be given if practicable.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

(Same to Brigadier-General Crawford.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 17, 1864-2 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that there is no need of keeping your command longer under arms, as the Secretary of War has returned to City Point.

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 17, 1864.

Brigadier General D. MCM. GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: In answer to your letter of the 15th instant, I am instructed by the commanding general to say that you are authorized to organize your division into three brigades whenever, in your judgment, the effective strength of the division will warrant such an arrangement.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.