War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0150 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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discouraged with their arms, and in several instances the men of that regiment have deserted to the enemy.

One company mutinied rather than go on picket.

Very respectfully,

ROBT. JOHNSTONE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

DUMFRIES, March 20, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Clifford, the scout, has reported. Cannot some cavalry be assigned temporarily for duty here? Can subsist and forage them better than they can themselves, thereby saving the Government considerable expense. Without cavalry, it would be madness for him to venture outside my lines without support, as the enemy are in the immediate vicinity, pressing men into their service, and driving Union families from their homes. The country between the Quantico and Maple Valley is open, as far as I can learn. Small parties are heard from daily, robbing, &c.

CHAS. CANDY,

Colonel, &c.

BALTIMORE, March 20, 1863.

Major General H. G. WRIGHT,

Commanding:

Having no returns yet from Western Virginia, please telegraph me what general officers are on duty there, commanding divisions or brigades, and where stationed. Can you send me by mail copy of last consolidated report? I will attend to General Moor's ammunition.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 78.

Camp near Falmouth, March 20, 1863.

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V. Major General J. Stahel, volunteer service, is relieved from further duty with this army, and will proceed to Washington, D. C., and report for instructions to Major General S. P. Heintzelman, commanding Department of Washington.

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XII. Brigadier General H. W. Benham will relieve Brigadier General D. P. Woodbury in the command of the Engineer Brigade, and the latter will then comply with Paragraph IV, of Special Orders, Numbers 123, of the 16th instant, from the headquarters of the Army, assigning him to duty in the Department of the Gulf.

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By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.