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[Second indorsement.]

Colonel Wells telegraphed to order Colonel Heine to disembark at Alexandria and await order from De Russy. De Russy telegraphed to send orders to meet the regiment. Dispatch assigning Heine's regiment to De Russy's division forwarded by messenger to Alexandria.

J. H. T.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, No. 205.

August 20, 1864.

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10. The Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers is hereby relieved from duty in this department and will proceed without delay to Fort Delaware, Del., and be reported to the commanding officer of that post for duty. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Major-General Augur:

C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS,

August 20, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM GAMBLE,

Eighth Illinois Cavalry, Commanding Camp Stoneman:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that the necessary order [be issued] for the movement of the Twenty-fifth New York Cavalry, and such detachments of regiments belonging to the First and Third Division, Cavalry Corps, and Reserve Brigade, as are now at Camp Stoneman equipped and prepared to take the field. Major McPherson, Twenty-fifth New York Cavalry, will command the column, and be instructed to report to Major-General Sheridan, commanding Middle Military Division, marching via Harper's Ferry. He should move with three days' rations for man and horse, with the usual allowance of ammunition, and be instructed to escort the train of the Third Division, Cavalry Corps, en route and parked near this city, to the headquarters of that division. Be pleased to report when the troops march and the effective strength of the command.

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

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS,

August 20, 1864.

Major WAITE,

Eighth Illinois Cavalry, Commanding at Muddy Branch:

MAJOR: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inclose herewith instructions emanating from headquarters of the army, for-