War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0778 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., August 12, 1864-3 p. m.

Brigadier General J. BARNES,

Point Lookout:

It is reported that arms have been sent from Richmond to some points on the Potomac or bay for the use of prisoners at Point Lookout, and attempts will be made to smuggle them across. This mater should receive your careful attention.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

August 12, 1864-6.05 a. m.

This command will move at once, left in front, in rear of the Nineteenth Corps as far as the Front Royal pike, thence via Stephensburg to Middletown, and go into position on the right of the Strasburg pike. First, Second Division; second, Third Division; third, artillery in reserve, and trains; fourth, First Division.

Brigadier-General Russell, commanding First Division, will order one brigade of his division, via the Millwood pike to Winchester, to occupy that place until the arrival of the trains. Pickets will be withdrawn by the division commanders.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. A. WHITTIER,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

August 12, 1864-6 a. m.

This division will be held in readiness to move at 7.30 this a. m. Order of march: Second Brigade; Captain McCartney's battery; First Brigade.

The Third Brigade, Colonel Edwards commanding, will move via the Millwood pike to Winchester, to occupy that place until the arrival of the train. The troops will be moved left in front.

By command of Brigadier-General Russell:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS,

August 12, 1864.

Brigadier General C. GOVER,

Commanding Division, Nineteenth Corps:

GENERAL: In accordance with instructions from headquarters of the army, the major-general commanding directs that, with your division, you join the command of Major-General Sheridan by the way of Snicker's Gap.

I am, general, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.