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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 273-7/9.

October 17, 1863.

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2. Brigadier General S. Meredith is hereby relieved from duty with the Army of the Potomac and will report for orders to the Adjutant-General of the Army at Washington.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

[29.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 17, 1863.

Major-General NEWTON, Commanding First Corps:

General Kilpatrick picket across from Sudly Springs to the Aldie pike.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

[29.] Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 17, 1863.

Brigadier General R. B. AYRES, Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your command on toward Centerville at 9.30 a. m. and join the rest of the corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel McCandless, Third Division, and Captain Martin Artillery Brigade.)

[29.]

CASTEL'S SIGNAl STATION,

October 17, 1863.

General SEDGWICK:

What is the infantry about? Sent an aide to you nearly two hours since. Your dispatch was received. The general of the Fifth Corps at Fairfax Court-Houses reports that some of the general enemy's cavalry was seen on the Chantilly road between him and you.

HUMPHREYS,

[29.] General.

SIXTH CORPS SIGNAL STATION,

October 17, 1863-10.30 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I sent cavalry beyond Frying Pan. They have returned and report that the force which attacked our pickets was 1,000 cavalry and two pieces of artillery. After attacking the picket they halted at Gum Spring to-day. No infantry seen.

SEDGWICK,

[29.] General.

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