War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0831 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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MAY 16, 1864.

Major-General HALLECK:

Before receiving your last dispatch I had ordered the Seventh Ohio to report to General Morris for garrison duty at Fort McHenry. Shall I change the order?

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General, Commanding Middle Department.

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 16, 1864-1.05 p. m.

Major-General WALLACE,

Baltimore, Md.:

If the Seventh Ohio is a volunteer regiment send it here. If it is militia you can keep it. No Seventh Ohio Militia has been reported to me.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 16, 1864.

Major-General WALLACE:

The One hundred and thirty-first Ohio Militia is on the road, and should reach Baltimore to-night. One regiment has been ordered from Harper's Ferry; one more is to come from Ohio, making you five in all. This force is deemed sufficient.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT., 8TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 124.

Baltimore, May 16, 1864.

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7. Brigadier General Henry H. Lockwood, having been relieved from command of the Third Separate Brigade by General Orders, Numbers 40, will assume command of such troops as may be ordered to report to him, and proceed without delay to the Army of the Potomac and report to Lieutenant General U. S. Grant.

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By command of Major-General Wallace:

SAML. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD., MAY 16, 1864.

(Received 12 m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

I am directed to lead three regiments of infantry and one of cavalry, to report to Lieutenant-General Grant. One of these is now at Port Tobacco, Md. Shall I concentrate at Alexandria or at Aquia Creek, or where?

H. H. LOCKWOOD,

Brigadier-General.