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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 21, 1864-3 p. m.

Brigadier General H. W. BENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade, City Point:

Please have the commanders of each of the regiments and battalions mentioned in the following order furnished with a copy of the order:

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 285.

October 21, 1864.

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2. The following-named regiments and battalions having been assigned to the Army of the Potomac by paragraph 1 of Special Orders, Numbers 108, of October 19, 1864, from headquarters Armies of the United States, will, until otherwise ordered, continue on duty with the Engineer Brigade, with which they are now temporarily serving: One hundred and eighty-sixth New York Volunteers, Colonel Bradley Winslow; Thirty-ninth New Jersey Volunteers, Colonel Wildrick; One hundred and eighty-eighth New York, Major Davison, six companies; Eighteenth New Hampshire Volunteers, Captain A. K. Potter, five companies; Eighth Delaware Volunteers, Captain R. J. Holt, three companies; Sixty-first Massachusetts Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel C. F. Walcott, five companies.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 21, 1864-9 a. m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There has been no change in my lines since last report.

WINFD. S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

I desire to be informed, since General Crawford has occupied the line up to Battery Numbers 21, whether I am to picket in his front, as I am doing now, or whether he is to relieve my pickets that are now covering his front.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 21, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

I will mention the matter of pickets to General Meade as soon as he returns. I was absent when General Crawford extended to Battery 24, and to not know what direction were given him.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.