and 300 prisoners. General Jenkins fell into our hands mortally wounded. All of our wounded that can be removed from Fredericksburg have reached Washington. The rebel prisoners have been removed from Belle Plain. Visitors from the Army of the Potomac represent the troops to be in excellent condition and re-enforcements rapidly arriving.
EDWIN M. STANTON.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 124.
May 19, 1864.
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6. Companies D and F, Twenty-first Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps, are hereby relieve from duty at Rendezvous of Distribution, Va., and assigned to duty as follows: Company D will relieve the One hundred and eighty-sixth Company, First Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, at Freedman's Village, Arlington Heights, Va., and Company F will relieve the Two hundred and second Company, First Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, at Alexandria, Va., in the command of Brigadier-General Briggs. The One hundred and eighty-sixth and Two hundred and second Companies, Veteran Reserve Corps, upon being relieved, will proceed at once to Rendezvous of Distribution, and be reported to the commanding officer Fourteenth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps, to which regiment they have been assigned. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
By command of Major-General Augur:
C. H. RAYMOND,
NEAR SPOTSYLVANIA COURT-HOUSE,
May 19, 1864-10.30 a. m. (Received 5 p. m.)
Washington, D. C.:
By all means I would say appoint General Hunter, or anyone else, to the command of West Virginia.
U. S. GRANT,
WAR DEPT., ADJT., GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 200.
Washington, May 19, 1864.
By direction of the President, Major General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of West Virginia.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,