War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0480 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE VIRGINIA, Numbers 41.

Fort Monroe, September 14, 1861.

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IV. Brigadier-General Reynolds will repair to Washington via Baltimore by the steamer S. R. Spaulding. She will take four companies of artillery for Washington. On your arrival at Baltimore you will report the arrival of the troops to General Dix, and if necessary send the troops to Washington by a special train. On your arrival at Washington you will report to the General-in-Chief.

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By command of Major-General Wool:

C. C. CHURCHILL,

Captain, Third Artillery, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Numbers 152.

Washington, September 16, 1861.

I. Brigadier-General Gorman and Jameson, volunteer service, are assigned to duty in the Department of the Potomac.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 13.

Washington, September 16, 1861.

I. All persons not connected with the outpost and picket guards, except general officers, commanders of brigades, and officers of their staffs, are prohibited from passing beyond the main guards on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Commanders will define the lines and instruct their guards accordingly.

II. The practice, which has to some extent prevailed, of firing upon the enemy's pickets is contrary to the usages of civilized warfare and does not contribute to any good result. It is therefore directed that, in future, the picket and outpost guards are not to fire upon the enemy's pickets, unless it becomes necessar to resist their advance or to return a fire commenced by them. All commanding officers and guards are required toenforce this order, and to arrest every person violating it.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 60.

Washington, September 16, 1861.

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17. Brigadier General John F. Reynolds, volunteer service, having reported to these headquarters in accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 151, of September 12, 1861, from the Headquarters of the Army, is assigned to duty with McCall's division, which he will proceed to join with as little delay as practicable.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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