War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0445 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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once embrace the Union cause, and say they have been grossly deceived by their leading men. It is a better argument in most cases than bullets. So far I find in every county we have been in a disposition on the part of a large majority of the people to return to their allegiance.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. B. TYLER,

Colonel Seventh Ohio Volunteers, U. S. Army, Commanding Column.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIVISION OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 22.

Washington, August 12, 1861.

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2. The Twelfth Pennsylvania Regiment (Reserves) having reported to the commanding general, is assigned to duty with McCall's brigade, which it will join with as little delay as practicable.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SHENANDOAH, Numbers 177. Sandy Hook, Md., August 12, 1861.

The First Wisconsin Regiment, on being relieved by detachments from Colonel Stone's command, will take transportation at Point of Rocks and proceed to Milwaukee, there to be mustered out of service. * * *

By order of Major-General Banks:

ROBT. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GAULEY BRIDGE, August 12, 1861.

Major H. W. BENHAM,

Charleston, Va.:

SIR: Rumors and reports of a stronger character than any we have yet had speak of Lee being with Wise at Lewisburg, or this side of that place, with a large force, called 12,000 men, and moving this way. It is hard to say how much foudation it has, and I have sent reconnoitering parties to discover. I mention it to you, as I thought it might vary your opinion as to the propriety of our having more engineering help here now. Lieutenant Wagner's preparations are made for getting the work at the redoubt under way in the morning.

Very respectfully, yours,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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GAULEY BRIDGE, August 12, 1861.

General ROSECRANS,

Clarksburg, Va.:

The report that the militia near Fayette Court-House and Raleigh are bing ordered out to re-enforce Wise is confirmed. A secessionist