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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS,

August 12, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILSON,

Commanding Division, Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: In accordance with instructions from headquarters of the army the major-general commanding directs that you hold in readiness a good and reliable regiment of your command to escort Colonel Chipman, aide-de-camp, bearer of dispatches to Major-General Sheridan. The regiment should be fully provided with ammunition, and, if necessary, sufficient must be taken from other regiment to complete its supply. The escort will take the shortest route to and through Snicker's Gap. Colonel Chipman will reach your headquarters this p. m., and it is desirable that there be no delay in the movement of the regiment after he reports.

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

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 12, 1864.

The command will move out on the road toward Washington at 6 p. m. to-day in the following order: First Brigade, General McIntosh, with Fitzhugh's battery, ambulances, ammunition, forage, and subsistence trains; Second Brigade, General Chapman, with Pennington's battery. Brigade commanders will leave responsible officers at Camp Stoneman to superintend and expedite the remounting of the rest of the dismounted men of their commands, to rejoin the division with these detachments as soon as mounted. One officer to every fifty men will be sufficient.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 12, 1864-3 p. m.

The command will be in readiness to move at precisely 7 this p. m. in the following order: first, First Brigade, General McIntosh, with Fitzhugh's battery, followed by the ambulance, ammunition, forage, and subsistence trains; second, Second Brigade, General Chapman, with Pennington's battery. All men not fully able yet to march with the command will be left at Camp Stoneman, under charge of one officer to every fifth men. They will expedite the remounting and equipping of these men and rejoin the command as quickly as possible. The line of march will be through Washington, over the Chain bridge, to Leesburg.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.