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intended to be in force. The scouts report no force to be found west of Gauley and this side of Peters Creek for ten miles up the steams. Those sent to examine Cross-Lanes do not report yet. Nothing new south of the river.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 1861.

General COX,

Gauley:

We shall bivouac at Big Birch to-night. To-morrow we shall more on toward Summersville, endeavoring to conceal our movements to the latest period. We have urmors that there are 1,100 men at Summersville and 4,000 nine miles below Summersville. Could you manage to draw their forces down toward you Monday?

W. S. ROSECRANS.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Gauley Bridge, September 8, 1861.

[Numbers 18.]

General W. S. ROSECRANS:

Yours of 7th is just received. They are drawing in pretty close in front, but I will try to-morrow to do as you suggest. No special news.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Numbers 149.

Washington, September 9, 1861.

I. Captain F. T. Locke, assistant adjutant-general, volunteer service, is assigned to duty with Brigadier General Fitz John Porter, Department of the Potomac.

II. Brigadier-General Peck, volunteer service, is assigned to duty in the Department of the Potomac, and will report to Major-General McClellan.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 45.

Washington, September 9, 1861.

1. Brigadier General L. P. Graham, volunteer service, having reported to these headquarters, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 147, of September 6, 1861, from the Headquarters of the Army, is assigned to the command of a brigade, to consist of the following-named regiments: Twenty-third and Thirty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, First Long Island Volunteers, First New York Chasseurs.

2. Brigadier General F. W. Lander, volunteer service, having reported to these headquarters, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 147, of September 6, 1861, from the Headquarters of the Army, is assigned to the