Hotchkiss to send you 10,000 of his with the utmost dispatch as fast as made.
JAS. W. RIPLEY,
ORDNANCE OFFICE, Washington, April 19, 1862.
Colonel C. P. KINGSBURY,
Chief of Ordnance, Army of the Potomac, near Yorktown, Va.:
Telegrams received. The gins and sling-cars have been ordered to be sent to you from Washington. Twenty spare 6-pounder carriages and four 12-pounder heavy have been ordered to Fort Monroe. The reserve 3-inch ammunition will leave the Washington Arsenal to-day. The sixty-seven hundred rounds for the field batteries are being prepared.
The additional 200 rounds per man will be sent forward as soon as transportation can be provided.
JAS. W. RIPLEY,
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,
Washington, April 19, 1862.
1. Brigadier General C. Grover and F. E. Patterson, U. S. Volunteers, are assigned to duty with the Army of the Potomac, and will repair to Camp Winfield Scott and report to Major-General McClellan.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
HDQRS. LEFT WING ARMY OF POTOMAC,
Camp Winfield Scott, April 19, 1862.
In compliance with orders from Headquarters Army of the Potomac, dated Camp Winfield Scott, April 18, 1862, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the left wing of that army, consisting of the Second and Fourth Corps d'Armee. All concerned will govern themselves accordingly.
E. V. SUMNER,
Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, April 20, 1862-11 p.m.
Hon. E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
Nothing new of interset to-day. Work on our batteries rapidly progressing. Some thirteen 13-inch mortars have reached Cheeseman's Creek. Enemy very silent to-day.
GEO. B. McCLELLAN,
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