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those that are here. At Perryville there are barges for all the wagons and schooners for about one-third of the horses there, and a large fleet was just below Perryville last night. The change from Annapolis to Washington will cause some delay, particularly in the transportation of horses. I send by express to Colonel Astor the detailed information you require. I will telegraph again as soon as I get reports of arrival this morning.


Assistant Secretary of War.


Wheeling, March 14, 1862.

Major-General MCCLELLAN:

Colonel at Gauley Bridge learns large force for Lewisburg arrived at Jackson River Depot last week, and was turned back by orders. Send it as an item. My report went to Adjutant-General Thomas 12th. Where am I to go?



Organization of brigades in Banks' division, Winchester, Va., March 14, 1862.*


Brigadier General A. S. Williams, commanding.

Fifth Connecticut Infantry.

First Maryland Infantry.

Twenty-eighth New York Infantry.

Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry.

Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry.


Brigadier General J. J. Abercrombie, commanding.

Twelfth Indiana Infantry.

Sixteenth Indiana Infantry.

Twelfth Massachusetts Infantry.

Thirteenth Massachusetts Infantry.

Eighty-third New York Infantry.


Colonel George H. Gordon, commanding.

Twenty-Seventh Indiana Infantry.

Second Massachusetts Infantry.

Twenty-Ninth Pennsylvania Infantry.

Third Wisconsin Infantry.

WASHINGTON, March 15, 1862.

Major General GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, Seminary:

In reply to your dispatch to this Department of yesterday [13th], which was transmitted to the Secretary of the Navy, he replies as follows:

NAVY DEPARTMENT, March 14, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

SIR: Yours inclosing the dispatch of Major-General McClellan, suggesting that the Secretary of the Navy be requested "to order to Fort Monroe whatever force Du Pont can now spare, as well as any available force that Goldsborough can send up, as soon as his present operations are completed," has been received. If a movement is to be.


* Announced in General Orders, Numbers 27, of that date, from division headquarters.