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routing a largely superior force of the enemy at Todd's Tavern, Va., May 5, 1864. Captain F. H. Parke, Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry, for conspicuous gallantry when in command of his regiment in repelling assaults of the enemy's infantry near White's Tavern on th 16th of August, 1864, and for distinguished service at Reams' Station on August 23, 1864. In this engagement Captain parke lost an arm.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 18TH CORPS, Numbers 113.

September 19, 1864.

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V. Paragraph V, Special Orders, Numbers 109, from these headquarters, is hereby revoked. Colonel E. H. Ripley, Ninth Vermont Volunteers, will assume command of the Second BRigade, Second Division, Eighteenth Army Corps.

VI. Colonel E. H. Ripley, Ninth Vermont Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of the First and Second Brigades of the Second Division, Eighteenth Army Corps, ordered this day on an expedition.

By command of Brigadier General C. A. Heckman:

WM. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS PROVISIONAL BRIGADE,

EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 6.

September 25, 1864.

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II. In pursuance of paragraph IX of Special Orders, Numbers 264, current series, form headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, the Two hundredth and Two hundred and fifth Regiments Pennsylvania Volunteers will march with ten days' rations, one day's at least, of which shall be cooked, at 6 o'clock to-morrow, and report to the officer in command of the troops near Old Court-House, part of General Heckman's division. They will take with them their transportation and other quartemaster's supplies. Colonel J. a. Mathews, commanding Two hundred and fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, will take command of the two regiments. The brigade quartemaster will furnish the necessary transportation, and the brigade commissary is charged with forwarding as soon as practicable that portion of the ten days' rations not taken at the time the troops move.

By command of Colonel J. H. Porter:

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-Genearal.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES, Numbers 267.

In the Field, September 28, 1864.

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2. Colonel Porter will report in person, with his Provisional Brigade, to Major General E. O. C. Ord, commanding Eighteenth Army Corps, without delay.

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By command of Major-General Butler:

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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