War of the Rebellion: Serial 031 Page 0981 Chapter XXXIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

No. 29. Washington, January 19, 1863.

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V. Brigadier General Carl Schurz, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of the corps lately commanded by Major-General Sigel, who has been assigned to command a grand division.

VI. Brigadier General Julius Stahel, U. S. Volunteers, will be assigned to the command of the cavalry of the grand division under Major-General Sigel.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD., January 19, 1863.

Colonel J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Did you receive a letter from General Schenck, written about the 16th instant, requesting that the cavalry [three companies of Scott's Nine Hundred, now guarding the banks of the Potomac, from Fort Washington to Point Lookout] be transferred to his command? Also that one regiment of infantry be added to the force in that region? If so, please answer by telegraph, and send copy of letter by mail at earliest convenience.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., January 19, 1863.

Major-General SCHENCK,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The three companies of cavalry [Scott's Nine Hundred] on the Maryland shore have been transferred to your command. General Heintzelman, commanding Defenses of Washington, was so notified this morning. I am directed by the General-in-Chief to say that the regiment of infantry asked for by you cannot be sent at present.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

No. 30. Washington, January 19, 1863.

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II. Brigadier General H. S. Briggs, U. S. Volunteers, will report for duty, as soon as his health will permit, to Major-General Schenck, commanding Middle Department, Baltimore, Md.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.