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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 62.

November 25, 1862.

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III. Brigadier General Solomon Meredith, having reported for duty at these headquarters, is assigned to duty with the First Division, General Doubleday, and will report accordingly for assignment to the command of the Fourth (or Wisconsin) Brigade of that division.

By order of Brigadier-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 334.

Camp near Falmouth, Va., November 26, 1862.

1. Brigadier General J. H. Hobart Ward, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Second Brigade, First Division, Third Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Burnside:

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CHARLESTON, VA., November 28, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel J. R. HALL,

Thirteenth Virginia, Red House:

Put yourself in communication with Lieutenant-Colonel Oley, at Coalsmouth, immediately. If your forces united, after leaving a sufficient camp guard, can be at the intersection of the road ten miles in front of Winfield to-morrow, sufficiently strong without risks to engage the enemy, do so. If not, keep your scouts well out on that side of the river and report anything of importance to these headquarters.

By command of Brigadier General George Crook:

R. P. KENNEDY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON, Numbers 81.

November 30, 1862.

1. The following-named troops of this command will be in readiness to move at a moment's notice: Colonel E. F. Applegate, Twenty-ninth New Jersey Volunteers; Colonel Alexander P. Berthoud, Thirty-first New Jersey Volunteers; Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Douglas, Twenty-second New Jersey Volunteers; Major F. C. Miller, One hundred and forty-seventh New York Volunteers; Colonel H. M. Bossert, One hundred and thirty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers; Colonel A. E. Donaldson, Thirtieth New Jersey Volunteers, now under the command of Colonel Haskin, in charge of the defenses north of the Potomac, are to take the advance under command of the senior colonel.

2. Colonel Jennings' brigade of infantry to move next, now under command of Brigadier-General Abercrombie.

3. Colonel Wright's brigade of infantry to move next in order, now under command of Brigadier-General Casey.

4. The troops are to take two day's cooked rations in haversacks and five days' rations in wagons, with 100 rounds of small-arm ammunition