HDQRS. DIVISION OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 4. Washington, D. C., August 1, 1861.
Colonel W. F. Smith, Third Regiment Vermont Volunteers, is placed in command of all the troops in the vicinity of the Chain Bridge. The commanding officers of the Sixth Regiment of Maine Volunteers, of the artillery, and of Company H, Second Cavalry, will report to him for instructions. Colonel Smith will be governed in his operations by instructions direct form the commanding general.
By order of Major-General McClellan:
A. V. COLBURN,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 53.
Arlington, August 1, 1861.
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IV. Captain H. C. Symonds, Subsistence Department, will relieve Captain H. F. Clarke, same department, as chief of subsistence at department headquarters.
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By command of Brigadier-General McDowell:
JAMES B. FRY,
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
Washington, August 1, 1861.
Major-General DIX, U. S. Army,
Commanding Department of Pennsylvania, Fort McHenry, Md.:
SIR: The General-in-Chief directs me to say that he has ordered the Twenty-first Indiana Regiment, which left Indianapolis at 5 p. m. yesterday, to report to you. He telegraphed to you to-day to halt the Fifth Wisconsin, and has given directions to the Ordnance Department in relation to arms. He has also ordered two companies cavalry, Captain Thomas S. Richards, from Harrisburg, and Captain Hoffeditz, from Reading, Pa., to report to you in Baltimore. Other regiments and a battery will be assigned to your command as soon as practicable. I inclose herewith two letters from Captain Gibson* for your information, and such acting as you judge to be proper. It will not be practicable to supply the non-commissioned officers the captain desires for his detachment of recruits.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SHENANDOAH, Numbers 147.
August 1, 1861.
As the term of service of the First New Hampshire Regiment expires on the 4th proximo, it will as soon as practicable take transportation to Concord, N. H., there to be mustered out of service.
By order of Major-General Banks: