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FORT MONROE, VA., September 8, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

I shall send your order for the First Delaware and Third and Fourth New York to Suffolk. You are perhaps not aware that three regiments are the flower of command, and my main reliance if Suffolk is to be defended. I should be glad, at all events, to be allowed to send the Fifth Maryland instead of the Third New York. I want the latter here if I cannot have Gibson's artillery.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 8, 1862.

Major General JOHN A. DIX, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Make the change of regiments you proposed. Bring away from Suffolk all extra arms.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. GENL 'S OFFICE, Numbers 229.

Washington, September 8, 1862.

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IV. Brigadier General J. K. F. Mansfield U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from duty in the Army of Virginia, and will report in person to Major-General McClellan.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, September 9, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

The Fourth New York, First Delaware, and Fifth Maryland have left here for Washington in the steamers Louisiana, J. A. Warner, and State of Maine.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

U. S. FLAG-SHIP MINNESOTA,

September 9, 1862.

Major-General DIX:

GENERAL: The naval force here has recently been so greatly reduced that I have no additional gunboat to spare for York River.

S. P. LEE,

Acting Rear-Admiral.

FORT MONROE, September 9, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Five hundred and twenty-five prisoners of war sent from Alexandria were delivered at Aiken's Landing and 604 of ours returned. They