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WASHINGTON, August 5, 1864.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding:

General Grant directs that you will move with your cavalry without delay to the Monocacy, crossing by the Rockville and Frederick pike. Unless other instructions are given on your arrival by General Grant, you will report to General Hunter for orders.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., August 5, 1864-11 a. m.

(Received 7 p. m.)

Major General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

The last of Torbert's division of cavalry left were at 9 this morning; it numbered 5,000. I am now shipping the ammunition train and will be loading and sending wagons constantly. Shall begin to embark Wilson's division to-day. We can embark them as rapidly as the returning transports will permit.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier General and Chief Quartermaster, Armies before Richmond.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, No. 192. August 5, 1864.

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2. The six companies of the Fourth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps and four companies of the Tenth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps now at Cliffburne Barracks, D. C., having been reported at these headquarters, will be reported without delay to Brigadier-General Hardin, commanding division, for duty.

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By command of Major-General Augur:

C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HARDIN'S DIVISION, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, DEPT. OF WASHINGTON,

Washington, D. C., August 5, 1864.

Colonel HAYWARD,

Second Brigade:

By inclosed order, No. 192,* another regiment of Veteran Reserve Corps is assigned to our division, and by orders, No. 92, assigned to Second Brigade. Genera Hardin thinks you had better assign the Seventh Regiment of Veteran Reserve Corps to Stevens and Slocum, and this new regiment Veteran Reserve Corps to Totten, Slemmer, and Bunker Hill, in the proper proportion. The provisional battalion

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*See next, ante.

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