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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
December 1, 1863-1.30 a.m.
Corps commanders are directed to place under charge of a competent officer all wagons and
ambulances, excepting one-half the infantry and artillery reserve ammunition, and
ambulances in the proportion of the ambulances and medicine and hospital wagons of a
brigade to each division to be sent to the rear, under the direction of the chief
quartermaster of the army.
One-half of the artillery of each corps will accompany the Reserve Artillery, which will be sent
to the rear, under the direction of the chief of artillery.

This order will be carried into effect immediately.
The chief quartermaster will designate the roads which the trains will take.
By command of Major-General Meade:
S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/recordView.cfm?Content=049/0525

DECEMBER 1, [1863]-8.10 a.m.
Major J. C. DUANE:
The position of the enemy in front of General Warren on the (our) right of the old railroad
cut is very strong, there being an almost level plain of nearly 1,000 yards, over which troops
must advance to take rifle-pits and batteries on crest, some 30 feet high. On the left of
railroad cut the distance to be passed over by troops under fire is about 300 yards. What I
could see of this part of the line seemed to be breastworks protected by abatis.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. S. MACKENZIE,
Lieutenant of Engineers.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
December 1, 1863.
Corps commanders will hold themselves in readiness to move with their trains and artillery
at a moment's notice.
Please acknowledge.
By command of Major-General Meade:
S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/recordView.cfm?Content=049/0528


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