War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0634 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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defense and easy approach to New Bridge on the ground which the commanding general pointed out to you to-day. Colonel McQuade will move at 4 a. m.; the other brigades at 5 a. m., so that the Second Brigade will be out of the way before the others arrive. The commanding general directs you to see McQuade posted in time to cause no delay of his trains. The commanding general desires to see you here before your command gets off.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH PROVISIONAL ARMY CORPS,

Camp at Cold Harbor, May 25, 1862.

Colonel HUNT,

Commanding Artillery Reserve:

COLONEL: The commanding general directs that you move your command to-morrow at 11 a. m. on the New Bridge road. He desires you to push the loading of your spare ammunition and get it up as rapidly as possible, each wagon bringing three days' grain, and more if they can; this provided you have not already done so. What number of men will you require to fill your batteries, and what is the least number you can do with? Please send word as soon as you can. The commanding general desires to see you before your command gets off.

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 25, 1862.

Major General E. O. C. ORD,

Commanding Division:

SIR: By a recent direction of the Secretary of War, the Second Brigade of your division will move by water from Aquia, the artillery and cavalry taking the ordinary route by land. Baggage wagons for the brigade ordered to Washington must be procured in that city. General McDowell wishes to be informed of the times when your brigades take up their line of march.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 25, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

GENERAL: You will move as soon as possible with your brigade on the Fredericksburg side of the river, and take post about three miles out on the Gordonsville road. While there you will throw out your pickets well, reporting to General King.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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