War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0183 Chapter XXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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highly injurious to the public service to discharge here a regiment for the most part in a state of disaffection I have ordered the regiment to Albany, N. Y., there to await the arrival of an officer to be designated by you to muster it out, and I respectfully request that you will please detail an officer for the purpose.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 126. Camp near Tunstall's Station, Va., May 20, 1862.

When forage is found in the vicinity of the line of march of this Army, brigade quartermasters, after leaving three months' supply for the subsistence of the owners and their families, including slaves, at the rate of a bushel and a half per month for each person, are authorized to take the remainder for the use of the Government animals.

An accurate account will be kept of all the forage thus taken and receipts given to the owners or their agents for the same, which accounts will be paid on presentation to the chief quartermaster of this army; provided the owner takes the oath of allegiance to the United States; if the oath is not taken, the accounts will be left for future settlement by the Government authorities. No other persons except those herein mentioned will be permitted to take property of any description from the people of the country without special authority from these headquarters.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 153. Camp near Tunstall's Station, Va., May 20, 1862.

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XIV. The Artillery Reserve is assigned to duty with the Fifth Provisional Army Corps. Colonel Hunt will report in person or by a staff officer to General Porter at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.