War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0473 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., May 16, 1864-11.45 a. m.

Major General L. WALLACE,

Baltimore:

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.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT., 8TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 40.

Baltimore, May 16, 1864.

Brigadier General Henry H. Lockwood, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from command of the Third Separate Brigade, and will report to these headquarters for orders.

By command of Major-General Wallace:

SAMUEL B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT., 8TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 41.

Baltimore, May 16, 1864.

Brigadier General J. R. Kenly, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of the Third Separate Brigade, in addition to the District of Delaware. Headquarters of his command will be in Baltimore.

By command of Major-General Wallace:

SAMUEL B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

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

Baltimore, May 16, 1864.

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8. Colonel Harris, commanding One hundred and thirty-seventh Regiment Ohio, National Guard, is hereby ordered to proceed with his regiment to Fort McHenry, and report to Brevet Brigadier-General Morris, commanding Second Separate Brigade.

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By command of Major-General Wallace:

SAMUEL B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHAMBERSBURG, PA., May 16, 1864.

Major T. M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There is one company of cavalry in the coal regions which cannot be relieve at present without manifest injury to the service.

Will forward it as soon as I can supply its place. Eleven full companies, fully mounted and equipped, marched at 6 a. m., via Frederick, for Washington.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.