HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,
Washington, February 26, 1863.
I. Brigadier General Joshua T. Owen, U. S. Volunteers, will report to Major General J. Hooker, U. S. Volunteers, for assignment to duty.
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By command of Major General Halleck:
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,
February 26, 1863.
The following named officers are announced on the staff of the general commanding the corps:
Lieutenant Colonel M. T. McMahon, assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff; Colonel C. H. Tompkins, First Rhode Island Artillery, chief of artillery; Lieutenant Colonel J. Ford Kent, assistant inspector-general; Lieutenant Colonel C. W. Tolles, chief quartermaster; Captain J. K. Scofield, acting chief commissary of subsistence; Surg. Charles O'Leary, U. S. Volunteers, medical director; Surg. E. B. Dalton, Thirty-sixth New York Volunteers, medical inspector; Major T. W. Hyde, Seventh Maine Volunteers, provost-marshal; Captain Church Howe, Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Captain C. A. Whittier, Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Captain H. C. Pratt, Thirty-eighth New York Volunteers, acting aide-de-camp.
By command of Major-General Sedgwick:
C. A. WHITTIER,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
WASHINGTON, D. C., February 27, 1863.
Major-General HOOKER, Army of the Potomac:
The authority given to you to grant leaves of absence cannot be delegated by you to commanders of corps. Leaves not signed by your orders are null.
H. W. HALLECK,
February 27, 1863.
Captain MEANS, Berlin, [Md.:]
Within the last few days I have sent two expeditions after White's cavalry, in Loudoun County. One went to Leesburg, and the other toward Snicker's Gap, neither of which found the enemy. I have no doubt, however, that at least a portion of his command is in that county, but they are in small detached portions, for the purpose of enforcing the conscript act and stealing horses.
Unless you have some reliable information as to where White can be found, I am not disposed to approve of the expedition. You will please come up to-night to see me.
B. F. KELLEY,