HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,
Richmond, Va., July 10, 1865.
I. The Third Division of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps is dissolved and the troops hitherto composing it will hereafter constitute the First«83 R R--VOL XLVI, PT III» <ar97_1314> and Second Independent Brigades of that corps. The First Independent Brigade will consist of the following-named regiments: Second New Hampshire Volunteers. Fifth Maryland Volunteers, Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteers, and Ninety-sixth New York Volunteers. The Second Independent Brigade will consist of the following-named regiments: Eleventh Connecticut Volunteers, Eighty-first New York Volunteers, Eighth Connecticut Volunteers, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, One hundred and eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Ninety-eighth New York Volunteers, and Ninth Vermont Volunteers.
II. A district within this department to be called the District of Northeastern Virginia is hereby constituted, and Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles Devens is assigned to its command, with his headquarters at Fredericksburg. It will consist of the Sub District of the Rappahannock, as now constituted, and the counties of Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, King George, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond, and Lancaster.
III. Brig. Gen. T. M. Harris is assigned to command the First Independent Brigade, Twenty--fourth Army Corps, and will report with his brigade to Brevet Major-General Devens, at Fredericksburg.
IV. The Fourth, Eleventh, and Fourteenth Regiments U.S. Infantry will constitute a brigade, which is hereby attached to the Second Division of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps, and is designated as the Second Brigade of that division. Brig. Gen. J. H. Potter, U.S. Volunteers, is relieved from duty as chief of staff at headquarters Twenty-fourth Army Corps, and is assigned to the command of the brigade organized by this paragraph.
By command of Maj. Gen. A. H. Terry:
ED. W. SMITH,