War of the Rebellion: Serial 027 Page 0550 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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Detail for the Commission: Major General D. Hunter, U.. S. Volunteers; Major General G. Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General C. C. Augur, U. S. Volunteers; apt. Donn Piatt, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers; Captain F. Ball, jr., aide-de-camp; Colonel J. Holt, Judge-Advocate-General, U. S. Army, judge -advocate.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.,

September 25, 1862.

The Commission met pursuant to the above orders.

Present, maj. General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers; Major General G. Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General C. C. Augur, U. S. Volunteers; Colonel J. Holt, judge-advocate.

Absent, Captain Donn Piatt, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers; Captain F. Ball, jr., aide-de-camp.

The judge-advocate read the order convening the Commission.

Two of its members being absent, the Commission adjourned to meet to-morrow, Friday, the 26th instant, at 10 a. m.

WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.,

Friday, September 26, 1862.

The Commission met pursuant to adjournment.

Present, Major General D. Hunter. U. S. Volunteers; Major General G. Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General C. C. Augur, U. S. Volunteers; Colonel J. Holt, judge-advocate.

Absent, Captain Donn Piatt, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers; Captain F. Ball, jr., aide-de-camp.

The judge-advocate stated to the Commission that it was the wish of the Secretary of War that they should adjourn over to Monday, the 29th instant.

Thereupon the Commission adjourned to meet again at 10 a. m. Monday, the 29th of September, 1862.

WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.,

Monday, September 29, 1862.

The Commission met pursuant to adjournment.

Present, Major General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers; Major General G. Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General C. C. Augur, U. S. Volunteers; Captain Donn Piatt, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers; Captain F. Ball, jr., aide-de-camp; Colonel J. Holt, Judge-Advocate-General, U. S. Army, judge-advocate.

The judge-advocate not being prepared to proceed with the business of the Commission, at 12 o'clock it adjourned to meet again to-morrow at 11 a. m.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

Tuesday, September 30, 1862.

The Commission met pursuant to adjournment.

Present, maj. General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers; Major General G. Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General C. C. Augur, U. S. Volunteers; Captain Donn Piatt, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers; Captain F. Ball, jr., aide-de-camp; Colonel J. Holt, Judge-Advocate-General, U. S. Army, judge-advocate.

The minutes of the last meeting having been read, the commission