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HDQRS. FIFTH ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Warrenton, November 16, 1862.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I am informed by Major-General Hooker, commanding Center Grand Division, that a portion of your command will cover the advance of this corps to-morrow. The head of the column will leave its present encampment at 5 a. m. The rear, General Sykes' division, will be in motion at 8.30 a. m. I have ordered General Sykes, who will communicate with you. As General Sykes has very few mounted orderlies at his disposal, I would request you to send to him. His camp is on the turnpiek about a mile from Warrenton toward New Baltimore.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 5TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

November 16, 1862.

In accordance with General Orders, Numbers 1, headquarters Fifth ARmy Corps, the undersigned assumes command of the First Division. Colonel J. B. Sweitzer, Sixty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, will assume command of the Second Brigade. The following staff officers are announced and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. Captain C. B. Mervine, asssistant adjutant-general; Captain A. C. Weeden, acting assistant quartermaster; Captain George A. Batchelder, acting division ordnance officer; First Lieutenant C. H. Ross, aide-de-camp; First Lieutenant T. C. Case, aide-de-camp.

By command of Brigadier General Charles Griffin:

C. H. ROSS,

Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 42.

November 17, 1862.

The divisions of this corps will move forward to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock punctually.

By order of Brigadier-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Near Fayetteville, Va., November 17, 1862-10.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: By direction of the general commanding this grand division, I have the honor to report to you that the rear of my corps will leave the vicinity of Warrenton about 11.30 a. m. We have been detained by bad roads. I would suggest that you keep the line of the Northern Branch of the Rappahannock well scouted by your cavalry, and beg that you will give me the earliest information of the presence of the enemy on our right flank, as the line is unavoidably much extended, owing to bad roads. Any information you may receive of