War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0372 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA, Numbers 27.

Philadelphia, May 6, 1861.

I. Colonel Nagle's regiment will at once replace at Newark by one company, Elkton by three companies, North East by one company, and Charleston by one company, the detachments of Colonel Dare's regiments, at those places. The detachments of Colonel Dare's regiment will, on being relieved, be gathered at Perryville and again be distribted by Colonel Dare under special instructions from these headquarters.

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By order of Major-General Patterson:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, May 8, 1861.

Major-General SANDFORD, New York:

Nobody more highly estimates your value as a soldier than myself, and you will receive a hearty welcome from me. More than one brigade of your troops are here and more expected. Your right to follow them and command them is unquestionable, but your presence will be attended with one disadvantage. We are in critical circumstances, and it would take you weeks to make you as well acquainted with localities, officers, and men as Brevet Brigadier-General Mansfield, whom you would supersede as the commander of the department. Send troops by ocean and the Potomac River.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, Numbers 20.

Washington, D. C., May 8, 1861.

Major S. P. Heintzelman, First Regiment of Infantry, having reported for duty at these headquarters, agreably to General Orders, Numbers 12, from the War Department, Adjutant- General's Office, he is hereby appointed acting inspector-general and attachd to the headquarters of this department, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Brigadier-General Mansfield:

THEO. TALBOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA, Numbers 32.

Philadelphia, May 8, 1861.

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III. The relations of the General Government to the railroad and steam-boat companies hence to Annapolis and Baltimore are the same as heretofore existing, and no control is exercised over their means of transportation, except the Government fixes the kind of passengers and supplies which shall not be transported, and an understanding exists that for transportation of troops and supplies for the Government to take precedence.* * *

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By command of Major-General Patterson:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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