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GENERAL ORDERS

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ANNAPOLIS,

Numbers 10.

Fort McHenry, July 23, 1861.

By order received from the headquarters of the Army, Major General N. P. Banks relinquishes the command of this department.

By order of General N. P. Banks:

ROBT. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ANNAPOLIS,

Numbers 11.

Fort McHenry, July 23, 1861.

Pursuant to General Orders, Numbers 46, from the headquarters of the Army, Major-General Dix assumes command of the Department of Annapolis, to be hereafter called the Department of Maryland.

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By order of Major-General Dix:

L. H. PELOUZE,

Captain, Fifteenth Infantry, A. A. G.

BEVERLY, VA., July 23, 1861.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND:

I leave in the morning. Will reach the railroad (forty-eight miles) to-morrow, and thence per railroad without delay to Washington. I have given the necessary directions for the disposition of the troops in this region to fortify Cheat Mountain and Parkersburg and Winchester pike, in advance of Cheat River. Rosecrans is left in command and will at once go to Kanawha. I take it for granted that Johnston will move on Grafton, and provide accordingly.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

GRAFTON, July 24, 1861.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Cheat River region is stripped of troops except one regiment. One, diverted from Huttonsville, went to Oakland last night. Two more, ordered from Beverly, will reach there to-morrow evening. A telegram from Governor Morton announced the Twelfth and Sixteenth indiana has left Indianapolis for Washington without orders from the Department.

I have telegraphed Governor Morton troops are wanted here to clear Cheat River. You all see the necessity if the enemy enterprising.

Please reply as soon as possible.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND,

Fort McHenry, July 24, 1861-9 p. m.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters of the Army:

COLONEL: I annex a list of the regiments whose term of service is about to expire and of those who are mustered for three years. Gen-