War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0956 Chapter LXIII. MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 10, 1862.

General D. P. WOODBURY,

Commanding Volunteer Engineer Brigade:

The following order of march for pontoon trains is proposed for tonight, to prevent confusion: Spaulding's trains for two upper bridges to move by Phillips house across railroad to Lacy house: the other three trains, Cross leading, then Magruder's and last Spaulding's, lower bridge, to move to position by turning to the left from the suspension bridge road a little beyond the Wallace house. Chiefs of grand divisions wish to get at bridges one or two bays of bridge flooring to take with them, and two men with each bay to attend to lashings.

Very respectfully,

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant of Engineers and Chief Engineer Army of the Potomac.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 10, 1862-9 a. m.

Lieutenant CROSS,

U. S. Engineers:

You will move your bridge equipage from its present position so as to arrive at the place where the bridge is to be thrown at 3 a. m. to-morrow. You will park your train and send away the teams, and then proceed to unload and throw the bridge. You may corduroy that part of the march which needs if before or after moving the pontoons over it, as you deem best. The bridge will be covered by a regiment of infantry. You will confer with its commander as to posting his regiment, and are authorized by General Burnside to call on him for any assistance. You are authorized to confer with the commander of the batteries as to opening fire if the enemy's fire should be too hot.

Very respectfully,

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant of Engineers and Chief Engineer Army of the Potomac.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 64.

December 10, 1862.

The divisions of this corps will be under arms and move punctually in the following order: Gibbon's (Second) division, Meade's (Third) division; Doubleday's (First) division, at 3 o'clock to-morrow morning on the road leading to the river on the left of General Burnside's headquarters. Each division commander will have the forge team of one of his batteries in radiness at the crossing to take pontoon wagon across with the battery. The forge will be left at the crossing, where it can be sent for when wanted. The twenty rounds of extra ammunition required will be issued to-night.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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