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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Numbers 67 1/2.

Washington, D. C., April 27, 1864.

Bvt. Major Fitz John Porter, assistant adjutant-general will repair to Philadelphia and report for duty to Major General R. Patterson, commanding the Department of Washington.

By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON. Numbers 8.

Washington, D. C., April 28, 1861

Under the operations of General Orders, Numbers 12, from the War Department, the undersigned hereby relinquishes command of this department to Colonel J. K. F. Mansfield, Inspector-General U. S. Army.

C. F. SMITH.

Lieutenant Colonel Tenth Infantry, and Brevet Colonel, U. S. Army.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON. Numbers 11.

Washington, D. C., April 28, 1861.

Major J. G. Barnard, of the Corps of Engineers, having been assigned to this department for duty by order of the lieutenant-general commanding the Army he is hereby attached to these headquarters as chief engineer of this department. First Lieutenant F. E. Prime, of the Corps of Engineers, will report to Major Barnard for duty.

By order of Colonel Mansfield:

THEO. TALBOT.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Washington, D. C., April 29, 1861.

HENRY DU PONT, Esq.,

Christiana Hundred, Del.:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 19th instant, asking for arms to arm the citizens to protect the powder mill at your place, I have to inform you that there are no arms now available for that purpose. If protection is required, I would refer you to General Patterson, of Philadelphia who is in command of a military department consisting of the States of Pennsylvania and Delaware and part of Maryland.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS.

Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON. Numbers 12.

Washington, D. C., April 29, 1861.

Captain and Bvt. Major Daniel H. Rucker, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, having reported for duty, he is hereby announced as chief of the