War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0768 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 266.

Washington, August 11, 1864.

1. Batteries A and F, First U. S. Artillery, now serving in the Department of Washington, will be temporarily consolidated and remounted. The commanding general Department of Washington is charged with the execution of this order.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

August 11, 1864.

The corps will move, left in front, precisely at 5 o'clock this a. m., in the following order-first, First Division; second, Second Division; third, Reserve Artillery; fourth, Third Division; fifth, transportation allowed-on the pike, in front of which the troops now are, until it arrives at a point where that peek intersects the Berryville pike. It will then oblique and cross the fields until it reaches the pike leading from Berryville to Winchester, then up that pike to the crossing of Opequon Creek. If the enemy's infantry is encountered on this latter pike it will be driven across the creek and the crossing secured.

General Russell will throw out strong advance guards and flankers, and General Ricketts will detail a force sufficient to guard the trains. The pickets will be withdrawn by the corps officer of the day in time to join respective divisions.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

August 11, 1864.

Division commanders will post such pickets as may be necessary for their security on the side toward Opequon Creek, and the Second and Third Divisions will also picket on their flank. The commanding officer of the Third Division will send one regiment on the Millwood and Winchester pike to picket that road at the crossing of the Opequon.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.