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from duty at these headquarters, will report to the commanding officer of his regiment (Colonel Hoffman) for orders. In returning Colonel Crane to his regiment the major-general commanding takes this occasion to render his sincere thanks for the very efficient manner in which he has perfurmed the duties of assistant inspector-general, as well as for the valuable assistance rendered him in carrying his orders on the battle-field.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 15.

January 18, 1863.

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2. Brigadier-General Doubleday, commanding Second Brigade, First Division, will at once assume command of the Third Division, First Army Corps.

3. Major H. R. Stoughton, Second U. S. Sharpshooters, having reported with his regiment to this corps, will report to Brigadier-General Wadsworth, commanding First Division, for assignment in his command.

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By command, &c.:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, January 18, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Commanding, &c., Harper's Ferry, Va.:

The general commanding wants you to say to General Milroy that he thinks his scouts must be fools, or else too nervous in their alarms to be reliable. They cry "Wolf, wolf," when there is no wolf, and by and by the wolf may come in fact, and we shall not believe them.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERES,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 11.

January 19, 1863.

The division of this corps will move at 12 m. to-morrow with their baggage trains only, in the following order: Third Division, Second Division, and First Division. The ambulance, ammunition, and supply trains will follow the division at daylight the next morning, under charge of division quartermasters, to the river crossing. Commanders of divisions will direct their quartermasters to ascertain the route to the crossing and form their park in some secure place. The route of the troops will be near the crossing by White Oak Church to general headquarters, thence to Stoneman's Switch. A staff officer will be sent from each division to the head of the column to learn of the commanding general their location for the night.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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