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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

October 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General RICKETTS, Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding the corps wishes you to move out as soon as possible without waiting for coffee or anything. Please have one of your staff officers report here when your column has started. The greatest practicable alacrity and rapidity in the movement to Middletown is required.

Very respectfully,

C. A. WHITTIER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND DIV., EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., October 25, 1864.

Pursuant to instructions contained in circular from headquarters Eighteenth Army Corps, dated October 25, 1864, the commanding officers of the One hundred and fifty-eighth New York Volunteers, Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania, and Second Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery will on the receipt of this order report to Colonel J. Jourdan, commanding Fort Burnham, hor orders. The One hundred and forty-eighth New York Volunteers, at 6 a. m., will move down on the field in front of these headquarters and report to Colonel H. S. Fairchild, commanding Third Brigade. Brigade commanders will cause the rations and ammunition to be issued as directed by circular from corps headquarters. The troops will move from the line promptly at 6 a. m., and form on the field in front of and near these headquarters, ocncealed from view of the enemy as much as possible.

By command of Brigadier General C. A. Heckman:

SAML. C. HART,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND DIV., EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., October 26, 1864.

The troops of this command will have breakfast in season to march at 5 a. m. precisely. Let there be no delay. Army time will be furnished to-night, in order that there shall be no discrepancy. Skirmishers will be selected and placed in position to-night. March to be conducted in the following manner: Skirmishers in advance of each brigade; provost guard in rear of each brigade; ambulance train followed by headquarters. Captain Cooley, with battalion of sharpshooters, will follow the skirmishers of the Second Brigade, Colonel Ripley. All straggling strictly prohibited.

By command of Brigadier General C. A. Heckman:

SAML. C. HART,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

ARMY OF THE JAMES, Numbers 318.

In the Field, Va., October 29, 1864.

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8. Brigadier General Charles Devens, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the temporary command of the First Division, Eighteenth Army