War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1127 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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artillery following; the First Division in rear, the Third Division remaining to guard the railroad. The column will move by the way of Paoli Mills, following the route of the Fifth Corps, crossing the Rapidan at Culpeper Ford, and if practicable will move to the Orange and Fredericksburg plank road. The ammunition trains, the ambulances, including the brigade medicine wagons, the spring wagons or ambulances authorized for the several headquarters, will move in the rear of the column, but will not cross the river, excepting one-half the infantry ammunition wagons (thirty rounds per man). Ambluances in the proportion of those of one brigade for each division and the spring wagons or ambulances authorized for the several headquarters. These trains will follow the First Division, ambulances in advance. The trains not already specified will be parked in the vicinity of Richardsville, under the directions of the chief quatermaster. The trains must be so moved as under no circumstances to interfere with the Reserve Artillery, which follows the First Corps.

By command of Major-General Mewton:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

[29.] Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Brandy Station, Va., November 23, 1863.

The Third Corps will move at daylight to-morrow morning, November 24, 1863, crossing Mountain Run at Ross' Mills, enter the Germanna plank road at the first cross-road leading to it (past Halley's) and diverge from it between Mitchell's and Wills' and crosss the Rapidan by the bridges in the vicinity of Jacob's Mill. Should the passage of the river be disputed the Third Corps will co-operate with the Second Corps in forcing it. Having crossed the river the Third Corps will move on the Jacob's Ford and Robertson's Tavern road and take post on the right of the Second Corps on the road from Raccoon Ford to Robertson's Tavern, covering the right from approach in the direction of Barlett's Mill.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

[29.] Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Brandy Station, Va., November 23, 1863.

Pursuant to orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the Third Corps will move to-morrow morning, November 24, 1863, upon the Rapidan at Jacobs' Mill; Second Division, Third Division, First Division, left in front. Second Division: The order of march will be one regiment, one section of rifled guns, pontoon train, the remainder of the brigade, battery of light twelves, remainder of division, remainder of rifled battery. Third Division and one battery, First Division and one battery, Reserve Artillery. Upon approaching the ford, the commanding officer of the leading division will throw out one brigade toward Mitchell's Ford on his right, covering the roads on the flank in that direction; he will push forward the leading brigade. If the passage is seriously resisted he will force the passage by placing his batteries in position and throwing troops in boats to the other side. The other division commanders will move their infantry outside of the road,