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sufficient for its ulterior operations. Arrangements must be made for this in advance, so that no time may be lost for want of it.

Commanders of divisions will see that the Army Regulations for troops on board of transports, as far as they are applicable to them, are observed by their respective commands.

By command of Major-General McDowell:

SAML. BRECK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from Return of the Mountain Department, Major General John C. Fremont commanding, for March, 1862.

Present for duty

Officers. Men. Aggregate Aggregate Remarks.

present. present

Command. and

absent.

Cumberland 63 2,090 2,506 3,075 Brigadier-General

Division Schenck.

District of 375 8,813 11,223 12,734 Brigadier-General

the Kanawha Cox.

District of 171 3,994 4,887 5,691 Brigadier-General

Cheat Milroy.

Mountain

Miscellaneous 112 2,650 3,268 4,097

garrisons,

&c.*

751 17,547 21,884 25,597

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Steamer Commodore, April 1, 1862-11.50 p.m.

Major General N. P. BANKS, Strasburg:

Have given General Sumner discretionary orders to move two brigades of Blenker's to Strasburg to-morrow to report to you. Written instructions by mail.#

Blenker is ordered to Fremont, but will remain a few days until affairs are settled in your front.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

[APRIL 1, 1862.-For McClellan's "approximate estimate of troops," and the organization of Banks' and McDowell's corps, see Series I, Vol. V. pp. 21, 60, 61.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Steamer Commodore, April 1, 1862-12 o'clock.

General E. V. SUMNER.

If you learn of 4,000 men being about to join you at Manassas from General Wadsworth's command you can detach two brigades of Blen-

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*Baltimore and Ohio and Northwestern Virginia Railroad, Camp Carlisle, Clarksburg, Grafton, Weston, and Wheeling.

*See McClellan to Banks, April 1, Part I, p. 234.

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