War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1084 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W. & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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Have left one regiment at Brentsville; one at Bristoe Station; one at Cedar Run Crossing, three or four miles east railroads, with orders to patrol the rear of the army; also one at Greenwich. I shall have a thin picket-line from Auburn Mills, extending on to the rear and ending in the vicinity of Bristersburg. I am guarding the railroad from Warrenton to Manassas Junction.

Very respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S.-My headquarters are at Catler's house, west side of the railroad, about a milef from Calett's Station/

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1863.

Brigadier General R. B. AYRES,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: In compliance with instructions from headquarters Army of the Potomac,* your division will take position to hold Beverly Ford, where a regiment of the First Corps is now stationed. This regiment will be relieved by your division as soon as it gets in position.

By command of Brigadier-General Crawford, commanding corps:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CORPS, Numbers 78.

August 5, 1863.

Brigadier General H. S. Briggs having, in accordance with orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, reported for duty to these headquarters, is assigned to the command of the First Division and will at once assume command.

By command of Major-General Newton:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 216.

August 12, 1863.

3. Major General G. K. Warren having reported for duty to the major-general commanding is assigned temporarily to the command of the Second Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* See VOL. XXIX, Part II, p. 6.