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BALTIMORE, MD., September 2, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Telegrams received. In reply have detained in Baltimore the Eighteenth Connecticut, the Thirty-eighth Massachusetts, the One hundred and tenth and One hundred and twenty-ninth New York, to replace the same number of three-mouths' militia regiments gone house. The One hundred and fifteenth and One hundred and twenty-sixth New York have been sent to Harper's Ferry, to relieve militia regiments sent home from there. The One hundred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania has been sent to the Relay House and the One hundred and ninth New York to Annapolis Junction, to protect the railroad to Washington. The one hundred and sixth New York has been sent to New Creek and the One hundred and twenty-fifth New York to Martinsburg, to re-enforce the troops at those places. In all ten three-mouths regiments are yet to be sent home.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 2, 1862.

Major General JOHN POPE, U. S. Army:

SIR: The body of General Philip Kearny was brought from the field last night and he was reported dead. I send if forward under a flag of truce, thinking the possession of his remains may be a consolation to his family.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 122. Washington, September 2, 1862.

Major-General McClellan will have command of the fortifications of Washington and of all the troops for the defense of the capital.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 218. Washington, September 2, 1862.

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III. By direction of the President all the clerks and employes of the civil Departments and all employes on the public buildings in Washington will be immediately organized into companies, under the direction of Brigadier-General Wadsworth, and will be armed and supplied with ammunition for the defense of the capital.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.