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relieved from duty in the Army of the Potomac, and will repair forthwith to Saint Louis, Mo., and report for duty to Major-General Rosecrans. Until further orders the command of the Cavalry Corps will devolve upon Brigadier General D. McM. Gregg.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS, Numbers 26.

Brandy Station, March 24, 1864.

Having been detached from the Army of the Potomac in consequence of its reorganization into three corps, I desire to express the personal feelings of regret with which the order is received. The consolidation of the corps gives this army greater strength. The generals to command them are conspicuous for their gallantry and ability. Only known in the department where bullets whistle, there is a strong probability that I may soon meet in the field those brave soldiers with whom I have been so long associated with pride and distinction.

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General of Volunteers.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. OF THE DIV. FORMERLY KNOWN

AS THE SECOND DIV., 3rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

March 24, 1864.

In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 82, headquarters Second Army Corps, March 24, 1864, the undersigned assumes command of the division.

JOS. B. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 76.

March 25, 1864.

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4. Brigadier General James S. Wadsworth, U. S. Volunteers, having in compliance with paragraph 45, Special Orders, Numbers 118, of March 15, 1864, from the War Department, reported for duty at these headquarters, will report for further instructions to the major-general commanding the Fifth Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CULPEPER, March 28, 1864.

Major General W. F. SMITH,

87 Ninth Street, New York City:

Report to me in Washington on next Thursday.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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