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within the District of Columbia, reporting directly to general headquarters.

By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, Numbers 106.

Washington, D. C., May 27, 1861.

The companies of Pennsylvania Volunteers now under command of Major Ramsay, commanding Washington Arsenal, are relieved from further duty as the arsenal, and will report to Colonel H. L. Cake, commanding Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

By command of Brigadier-General Mansfield:

THEO. TALBOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, Numbers 107.

Washington, D. C., May 27, 1861.

In accordance with the instructions of the honorable Secretary to War, the regiments of Connecticut Volunteers serving in this department will be formed into a brigade, and are hereby placed under the command of Brigadier General Daniel Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers.

By command of Brigadier-General Mansfield:

THEO. TALBOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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MAY 27, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel H. PL. MARTIN,

Seventy-first New York Regiment, at Navy-Yard:

SIR: Please to have your regiment suppplied with forty rounds of cartridges, and be always ready to move at short notice with no other baggage than the men's blankets and haversacks and canteens.

Answer.

JOS. K. F. MANSFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Commandant.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 1.

Alexandria, May 28, 1861.

I. In compliance with General Orders, Numbers 26, of the 27th instant, from the War Department, * the undersigned hereby assumes command of this department. Communications will be addressed to Captain James B. Fry, assistant adjutant-general.

II. Colonel C. P. Stone, Fourteenth U. S. Infantry, having reported for duty in compliance with orders from the War Department, is assigned to the command of the brigade to consist of the First Michigan, the New York Zouaves, and the Fifth Massachusetts Regiment. Other

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* See VOL. II, p. 653.

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