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3. The Third Corps will withdraw from its position as soon as it is dark (6 o'clock), and move
to the Orange Court-House plank road and proceed to Culpeper Ford, using a cross-road to
the Germanna plank road, and turning from the latter by the road to Culpeper Ford. A guide
will accompany the corps. The route is that used by the Fifth and First Corps on the recent
march. The two brigades of this corps at Parker's Store and Wilderness Tavern will remain
with the cavalry, and take post with them at Culpeper and Ely's Fords until after the
passage of all the trains and troops, when they will rejoin the Third Corps at Brandy
Station. After crossing the river, the Third Corps will mass at some suitable point near the
ford until the Second Corps has passed, when it will follow that corps and take the road
past Richardsville, moving to Brandy Station, leaving the Stevensburg road at Madden's and
crossing Mountain Run at Stony Ford, a mile below Ross' Mills.
4. The Sixth Corps, Major-General Sedgwick commanding will withdraw as soon as the Fifth
Corps to Germanna Ford, and, after crossing the river, there precede the Fifth Corps, taking
the Germanna plank road; thence past Holley's and through to Stevensburg to the vicinity
of Brandy Station, where it will remain until the arrival of the Third Corps, when it will
proceed to its former position near Welford's Ford, on Hazel River. The Sixth Corps brings
up the rear of the column that crosses at Germanna Ford as far as the Rapidan, and will use
every precaution to protect it; it will throw out some force upon the Raccoon Ford road until
it has passed Robertson's Tavern.

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