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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 24, 1861.

General McDOWELL,

Arlington:

General Scott says send the Seventy-ninth New York (Highland) Regiment, notwithstanding it may be a lont-term regiment, over to report to General Mansfield without delay. Send four companies of cavalry and leave three in your department.

E. D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF OCCUPATION,

WESTERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 3.

Grafton, July 24, 1861.

Brigadier-General Reynolds, having been assigned by General Orders, Numbers 1, of this department, to the First Brigade, will proceed to Cheat Mountain to relieve Brigadier-General Schleich, who, having turned over all his orders, papers, and information relating to his command, will return to Columbus and report to Governor Dennison for further orders. The commanders at Beverly will report to General Reynolds for orders.

By order of Brigadier-General Rosecrans:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 44. Arlington, July 25, 1861.

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II. Captains Baird, Whipple, McKeever, and Vincent, of the Adjutant-General-s Department, are, by directions from the War Department, relieved from duty with this command, and will report to the Adjutant-General for orders.

III. The division command under Colonel Miles is broken up. The two companies of the Second Infantry now under command of Major Sykes will be placed under the command of the senior officer of the Second Infantry present (Captain Davis), and the regimental staff and band will to Captain Davis at Arlington.

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VI. Colonel Andrew Porter is assigned to the command of the troops posted for the defense of the lines about Arlington, including the Columbia turnpike. Colonel Porter will post the troops for the purpose in view, and send in as soon as possible a return of his command.

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By command of Brigadier-General McDowell:

JAMES B. FRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF THE KANAWHA, Numbers 8. Elk. River, July 25, 1861.

The army is about to enter Charleston, which yesterday was the headquarters of Wise and the rebel army. Its people have been told