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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT. 8TH ARMY CORPS, No. 65.

Baltimore, August 20, 1864.

I. The District of Delaware will not be included hereafter in the command of the Third Separate Brigade.

II. Colonel S. M. Bowman, Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, having been ordered by the honorable Secretary of War to report to the general commanding the Middle Department for duty, is hereby assigned to the command of the District of Delaware, and all troops that are now or may be hereafter assigned to duty in said district. The headquarters will be at Wilmington, Del. This does not relieve Colonel Bowman from the duties to which he was assigned by paragraph 44, Special Orders, No. 70, Adjutant-General's Office, February 12, 1864, as chief mustering and recruiting officer for colored troops in the State of Maryland.

* * * * * By command of Major-General Wallace:

SAML. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD SEPARATE BRIGADIER, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, Md., August 20, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel S. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighth Army Corps:

COLONEL: In accordance with instructions just received, I have the honor to forward you, herewith inclosed, a copy of the order assigning Colonel Clark, of the One hundred and ninety-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, to the command at Wilmington, Del.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. P. DE WITT,

Colonel Tenth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps, Comdg. Brigade.

[Inclosure.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD SEPARATE BRIGADE, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS, No. 33.

Baltimore, Md., August 16, 1864.

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VII. Colonel John B. Clark, commanding at Havre de Grace, will, as soon as relieved by Lieutenant-Colonel Ballentine, of same regiment, proceed to Wilmington, Del., and assume command of that post, in addition to his other duties as commander of the railroad guards. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Brigadier-General Lockwood:

GEO. V. MASSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., August 21, 1864-10.30 a.m.

(Received 6 p.m.)

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Charlestown, Va.:

In stripping Loudoun County of supplies, &c., impress from all loyal persons, so that they may receive pay for what is taken from them. I am