HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,
Washington, D. C., June 13, 1865.
Approved and recommended.
These regiments, with one exception, have been stationed in the forts around Washington, and were enlisted, I believe, with a special view to such service, and there are accommodations for them in the forts which do not exist elsewhere in the vicinity.
WINF'D S. HANCOCK,
Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
June 13, 1865
Respectfully submitted to the headquarters Armies of the United States.
THOMAS M. VINCENT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES
June 13, 1865.
Respectfully returned to Major General W. S. Hancock, commanding Middle Military Division.
The following-named regiments have been ordered to report to you for garrison duty in the defenses of Washington, viz: Second, Fourth and Ninth New York, First Massachusetts, and Second Connecticut Regiments Heavy Artillery. Your own orders to the Fourteenth New York Heavy Artillery are all that will be required, as it is already within your command.
By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
JNO. A. RAWLINS,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DIST. OF ALEXANDRIA AND NINTH ARMY CORPS,
Alexandria, Va., June 12, 1865
Bvt. Brigadier General WILLIAM GAMBLE,
Commanding, Fairfax Court-House:
You will send a squadron of the Eighth Regiment Illinois Cavalry to scout the country in the vicinity of Aldie to break up bands of marauders and guerrillas, and to ascertain the names of, and arrest, if possible, the persons concerned in the recent murders of Union people in that neighborhood. Please acknowledge receipt and notify when the party will start.
By command of Brigadier-General Slough:
JNO. D. BERTOLETTE,
RICHMOND, June 13, 1865.
Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,
Commanding Armies of the United States:
GENERAL: Upon reading the President's proclamation of the 29th ultimo, I came to Richmond to ascertain what was proper or required of