War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0424 Chapter LXIII. MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEKPT S. W., & W. VA.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA, Numbers 126. Harper's Ferry, Va., July 23, 1861.

The Seventeenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Francis E. Patterson commanding, will take rail transportation from this place to-morrow to Baltimore, en route to Philadelphia, to be mustered out of service. The commanding general takes pleasure in bearing testimony to the invariable good conduct of this regiment, evinced not only through their whole term, but in their willingness, promptly expressed, to remain in the field when their term of enlistment had expired.

By order of Major-General Patterson:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 23, 1861.

Major-General DIX, U. S. Army,

Commanding, &c., Baltimore, Md.:

It is supposed six regiments have arrived within a few hours from Harrisburg. Send forward four of them to this city without delay. Stop no more regiments without permission, and give me your views as to your force.*

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WINFIELD SCOTT.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF THE KANAWHA, Numbers 7.

Poca, July 23, 1861.

The troops will move from Poca at 5 a. m. on the morning of the 24th instant. The Eleventh Regimetn Ohio volunteers will move to-night to the White House, throw out their pickets, and then await further orders.

By command of Brigadier-General Cox, commanding district:

J. N. McELROY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 24, 1861.

General McDOWELL, Arlington:

Retain all the long-term volunteers in your department. Colonel Blenker's three regiments, now on this side, are ordered over to you. Designate the point, say between Forts Corcoran and Albany, where they shall go. They will march over the Long Bridge.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 24, 1861.

General McDOWELL, U. S. Army, Arlington:

The De Kalb Regiment is ordered over to your department.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[2.]

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* For reply, see Dix to Townsend, July 24, VOL. II, p 759.

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