HDQRS. CASEY'S DIVISION, RES. A. C.,
Defenses of Washington, October 28, 1862.
I. The respective brigades of this division are reorganized as follows, under command of the respective senior colonels in each brigade, viz:
First Brigade, Camp Chase, Va.
Colonel WRIGHT commanding.
l5th Connecticut. 13th New Hampshire.
25th New Jersey.
27th New Jersey.
12th Rhode Island.
Second Brigade, Capitol Hill.
Colonel BLUNT commanding.
Third Brigade, Camp Seward, Va.
Colonel FESSENDEN commanding.
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By order of General Casey:
ROBERT N. SCOTT,
Captain Fourth Infantry, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, October 28, 1862.
Major-General WOOL, Baltimore, Md.:
The Secretary of War directs that 6,000 of the troops under your command be held in readiness to embark on steamers for an expedition south. Transports will be sent from New York, and you will be notified at what time they may be expected.
H. W. HALLECK,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, October 28, 1862.
General GEORGE W. MORGAN,
GENERAL: The bearer of this is a messenger from these headquarters, who is going down the river, and will carry your orders to General Carter and Colonel De Courcy.
The general directs me to repeat the orders given to Lieutenant Medary.
Colonel De Courcy's brigade, with a six-gun battery and a section of 20-pounder Parrotts, will move forward to-morrow morning, with one day's cooked rations. He will be sent up the river road. General Carter will leave at Red House his smallest regiment, as a garrison for the post.