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[CHAP. LXIII.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, ADJUTANT - GENERAL'S Numbers 198.

OFFICE, Washington, August 20, 1862.

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2. Brigadier General A. W. Whipple will remain on duty in connection with the defenses of Washington.

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By command of Major - General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, THIRD CORPS, Numbers 44.

Steamer Express, August 20, 1862.

The destination of this division is Alexandria. On arriving there each brigade commander will encamp his brigade at some convenient place about two miles from the city between the Little River turnpike and the railroad. The men will be had in readiness to proceed by rail, but no troops will be moved without orders emanating from the division commander. Commanders of batteries will also encamp as prescribed for brigades, and will attend to the above instructions.

By order of Major - General Kearny:

J. E. MALLON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant - General.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH CORPS,

August 20, 1862 - 1 p. m.

Major - General PECK:

GENERAL: The major - general commanding the corps has been instructed to hold Gloucester Point. He therefore directs that two regiments from Emory's brigade be sent across without delay. The officer in charges will apply to Brigadier - General Van Allen, commanding post, for means of crossing.

By command of Major - General Kearny:

C. C. SUYDAM,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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FALMOUTH, VA., August 20, 1862 - 2. 04 p. m.

[Received 4. 20 p. m.]

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Commander - in - Chief:

General Stevens is at Barnett's Ford, and sent down for intrenching tools. We have none of any account. General Burnside has not arrived.

John G. PARKE,

Major - General, Commanding.