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these headquarters, from which source you will receive your orders. Quartermaster's and commissary supplies will be furnished by the officers of those departments in Philadelphia on your requisition, or on orders from these headquarters.

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

T. BRENT SWEARINGEN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 287.

Washington, August 31, 1864.

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35. Major F. C. Newhall, aide-de-camp, will report in person, without delay, to Major-General Sheridan, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Middle Military Division, for assignment to duty.

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By order of Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Near Fort Buffalo, Va., August 31, 1864.

Lieutenant Co. J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to inform you that there is nothing of importance to report from his vicinity. One of the picket-posts was attacked to-day by a party of seven guerrillas, but they were beaten off.

8.30 P. M.

Major Horton, Sixteenth New York Cavalry, with Major Waite, have just come in; they left Aldie this morning at 7 o'clock. Major Horton arrived at Aldie at 6 o'clock last evening, and found on his arrival there that Major Waite had already been up the country and on his way back.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. M. LAZELLE,

Colonel Sixteenth New York Cavalry, Comdg. Cavalry Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 31, 1864-7 p. m.

Brigadier-General CHAPMAN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: By direction of the general commanding you will send one regiment back to Rippon to picket the roads leading from there toward Winchester, and also toward the Shenandoah River. This move is desired more as a guard to trains than anything else.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.