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Tenth Army Corps upon the turnpike and cover General Smith, and said it was to be done as quickly as possible. This was after you had given General Terry orders to advance and very soon after Colonel Shaffer had given your orders from General Butler to move the whole corps to the right to fill the gaps in General Smith's line and get in between General Smith and the enemy, which movement was in progress. You immediately, and in presence of Captain Kensel, asked me respecting the roads by which this movement could be made, and it was the first that I heard of any intention of any one to retire any part of the Tenth Corps. We were then pressing the enemy vigorously, and had no occasion to retire except to comply with the order.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD W. SPRRELL,

Colonel of Engineers, New York Volunteers.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 139. May 19, 1864.

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3. Tyler's division, consisting of the First Maine, First Massachusetts, Second, Seventh, and Eighth Regiments New York Heavy Artillery, and the Thirty-sixth Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry, is assigned to the Second Army Corps and will be reported accordingly.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FOURTH DIV., 5TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers - .

In the Field, May 22, 1864.

1. Colonel J. W. Hofmann, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, is hereby assigned to command the Second Brigade of this division.

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By command of Brigadier-General Cutler:

R. MONTEITH,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, 22nd ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., May 23, 1864.

Colonel C. R. LOWELL,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you draw in your command toward Washington, occupying the line indicated by Springfield Station, Falls Church, and Lewinsville. You will make your own headquarters at Falls Church. Order the One hundred and fifty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers to report to Brigadier General J. P. Slough, military governor of Alexandria. Be pleased to see that, in moving, all government property may be duly cared for and brought in. The railroad will not be guarded beyond Springfield Station.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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