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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, August 1, 1861.

Major-General BANKS, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of the Shenandoah, Sandy Hook:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 31st July,* the General-in-Chief authorizes you to place your stores under a sufficient guard at Frederick. You were telegraphed the 27th [26th] of July by the general to draw in he long-term regiments from Hagerstown and bring thence their stores. The order was qualified by prefixing the words "I think it advisable." The Fifth Wisconsin Regiment has been ordered to halt at Baltimore.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[5.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIVISION OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 7.

Washington, August 2, 1861.

The seven Pennsylvania regiments now in this vicinity, belonging to the organization known as the Pennsylvania Reserve, will constitute a brigade, to be commanded by Brigadier General G. A. McCall, of volunteer service. Brigadier-General McCall will encamp his brigade upon the ground which has been indicated to him for that purpose.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[5.]

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 26.

Arlington, Auguts 2, 1861.

I. Cap. Rufus Ingalls, assistant quartermaster, is announced as chief of his department at these headquarters.

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By command of Brigadier-General McDowell:

JAMES B. FRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[5.]

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, August 2, 1861.

Major General J. A. DIX,

Commanding, &c., Fort McHenry:

Halt Twentieth Indiana Regiment in your department. It is reported to have left Indianapolis at same time as Twenty-first Regiment, aleready ordered to your department. Dispose of Sixth Wisconsin Regiment in same way as Fifth Regiment.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

[5.]

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* See VOL. II, p. 770.

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