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officers and men to announce the entire success of their labors, and the satisfactory discharge of the very important duties assigned them.

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By command of Major General N. P. Banks:

R. MORRIS COPELAND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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APRIL 29, 1862.

General MARCY,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

General Smith reports that the water in creek is falling rapidly and that he expects to be attacked at daybreak. He is preparating for it, and I have ordered a brigade from Richardson's division to support him. I will also have a brigade of Sedgwick's division in readiness.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, commanding.

(Copy to General Keyes.)

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HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, April 29, 1862.

General KEYES,

Fourth Corps d'Armee:

It is said the enemy has abandoned his works in front of General Smith. Keep a sharp lookout for him on the left.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, commanding.

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APRIL 29, 1862.

General RICHARDSON:

Advance a brigade immediately to support General Smith, who expects to be attacked at daybreak:

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, u. S. Army, commanding.

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APRIL 29, 1862.

General RICHARDSON:

From a dispatch just now received from General Smith I wish you to have the four regiments in readiness to move to the front, but they will not march till further orders.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, April 29, 1862.

General RICHARDSON:

The general commanding directs me to say that the re-enforcements ordered will not be needed and you can resume your usual duties.

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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