War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0949 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HDQRS. FIFTH ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 18, 1862.

Brigadier-General SYKES,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: General Butterfield directs me to say that General Humphreys in his movements to-morrow will take the road indicated by the red dotted lines on inclosed sketch; the road will therefore be clear for you. If you can start your train earlies than the hour mentioned in the orders for march without trouble, he prefers that you would move them any time after 8 o'clock and before 9. He will be at Hartwood Church to locate your camp, and desires that a staff officer may be at the head of your trainwhen it arrives at Hartwood Church.

I am, very respectfully, yours, &c.,

H. W. PERKINS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.-As Stoneman's corps will be getting close in that vicinity about noon, it will be well to get your trains parked and ground selected before his arrival.

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HDQRS. FIFTH ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 18, 1862.

Brigadier-General HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: General Butterfield directs me to say that you will move by the route which Captain Sterling (Seventh Ohio Volunteers), of General Tyler's staff, has examined to the vicinity of hartwood Church, at the hour mentioned in the order of this evening. General Butterfield will be at Hartwood Church upon your arrival in that vicinity by the route indicated, and desires you to send a staff officer there at the head of your train, to whom he will point out your camping grounds. The general is obliged for the prompt and full report of a communication to-day with Generals Pleasonton adn Averell.

I am, very respectfully, yours, &c.,

H. W. PERKINS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 45.

November 20, 1862.

General Meade will picket with his division from the road coming in on his right between his camp and Stafford Court-House over to the Skinner's Store road. General Gibbon, with his division, will picket from the Skinner's Store road to Potomac Run, and General Doubleday will picket with his division from Potomac Run to the right of General Willcox or the corps next on his left, all facing north.

By command of Brigadier-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 50.

November 21, 1862.

The divisions of this corps will move to the vicinity of Brooke's Station as early to-morrow morning as practicable, in the following