War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0396 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W. & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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It is the desire of the War Department in relinquishing the services of this gallant regiment to make known the satisfaction that is felt at the prompt and patriotice manner in which it responded to the call for men to defend this capital when it was believed to have been in peril, and to acknowledge the important service which it rendered by appearing here in an hour of dark and trying necessity.

The time for which it had engaged to serve has now expired. The service which it was expected to perform has been handsomely accomplished, and its members may return to their native city with the assurance that its service are gretefully appreciated by all good and loyal citizens, whilst the Government it equally confident that when the country again calls upon them the appeal will not be made in vain to the young men of New York.

By order:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 2.

Arlington, May 31, 1861.

I. The following officers are announced as the chiefs of their respective departments in this command, to wit: Adjutant-general's department, Captain James B. Fry, assistant adjutant-general; inspector-general's department, Captain W. H. Wood, Third Infantry; quartermaster's department, Captain O. H. Tillinghast, assistant quartermaster; subsistence department, Captain H. C. Symonds, acting commissary of subsistence; medical department, Asst. Surg. D. L. Magruder; topographical engineers, First Lieutenant H. S. Putman.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 3.

Arlington, May 31, 1861.

I. Colonel C. P. Stone, Fourteenth Infantry, having been relieved from duty in this department, Colonel S. P. Heintzelman, Seventeenth Infantry, is relieved from his present duties and assigned to the command of the brigade, troops, and detachments at and near Alexandria.

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By order of General McDowell:

JAMES B. FRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA,

Arlington, June 3, 1861.

There being at present but one regiment of the Connecticut brigade in this department, the Eighth and Twenty-fifth New York, with the First Connecticut, will temporarily constitute a brigade under command of Brigadier-General Tyler.

By order of General McDowell:

JAMES B. FRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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