War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0568 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 103.

Washington, August 12, 1862.

The following is an order of the President of the United States, dated June 26, 1862:

I. The forces under Major-Generals Fremont, Banks, and McDowell, including the troops now under Brigadier-General Sturgis, at Washington, shall be consolidated and form one army, to be called the Army of Virginia.

II. The command of the Army of Virginia is specially assigned to Major General John Pope, as commanding general. The troops of the Mountain Department, heretofore under command of General Fremont, shall constitute the First Army Corps, under the command of General Fremont; the troops of the Shenandoah Department, now under General Banks, shall constitute the Second Army Corps, and be commanded by him; the troops under the command of General McDowell, except those within the fortifications and city of Washington, shall form the Third Army Corps, and be under his command.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 188.

Washington, August 12, 1862.

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X. Brigadier General S. Casey, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the duty of receiving and encamping troops as they arrive in this city from the several States.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Numbers 41.

Near Cedar Mountain, Va., August 12, 1862.

Brigadier General A. S. Williams, commanding Second Army Corps, will immediately establish his command in camp at or near Culpeper, Va. He will assume command of the troops in that town, and will employ the cavalry regiment now there to patrol all the roads leading into the town. He will establish strong guards at all the bridges on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad between Culpeper and the Rappahannock. He will see that a sufficient force is posted at the railroad bridge over that river for its protection, and he will direct the construction corps in his command to build two block-houses, one at each end thereof, in order to insure its defense.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, and Chief of Staff.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 13, 1862.

General BURNSIDE, Falmouth, Va.:

A brigade of infantry and a regiment of cavalry will reach Aquia