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which fought by our side in the glorious fight of Malvern, form part of all our memories of those days.

By command of Brigadier General F. J. Porter:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 154.

Washington, July 6, 1862.

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2. Brigadier General H. Prince, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from duty with the Army of Virginia, and will report to Major-General McClellan, commanding Army of the Potomac.

3. The artillery officers of the graduating class from West Point, except those retained for the summer on duty at the Military Academy, will repair without delay to the Headquarters Army of the Potomac. and report to Major-General McClellan.

By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS.

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., July 7, 1862.

Major-General DIX:

No cavalry or other force should move from Fort Monroe until the President arrives.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

Secretary of War.

FORT MONROE, July 7, 1862-4.40 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON.

Secretary of War:

Arrived here safely with the advance of my command. I bring near 8,000 good men. Please give me any instructions you may have. I shall leave as soon as the bulk of the command arrives. It takes some time for all the vessels to pass the swash. If necessary, I will go right up.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Harrison's Landing, July 7, 1862.

President LINCOLN:

SIR: I beg to inclose a copy of a letter of this date from me to Major-General Pope, which shows the existing condition of matters in respect to my position and prospects and the morale of the troops as well as a more formal statement could do.

The enemy are disturbing my communications by firing with field batteries upon transports, creating some annoyance.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. B. McCLELLAN.

Major-General, Commanding.

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