War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0491 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 86.

Washington, October 1, 1861.

I. The six New England States will temporarily constitute a separate military department, to be called the Department of New England; headquarters, Boston. Major General B. F. Butler, U. S. Volunteer service, while engaged in recruiting his division, will command.

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By order:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, October 2, 1861.

Major-General WOOL, U. S. Army,

Commanding, &c., Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: The General-in-Chief directs that on Brigadier-General Mansfield's reporting to you, you charge him with your present command and repair without delay to this city.

I am, &c.,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 87.

Washington, October 3, 1861.

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15. Brigadier General Innis N. Palmer, volunteer service, will report for duty to Brigadier-General Stoneman, chief of cavalry.

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21. Brigadier General George Sykes, volunterr service, will report for duty to Brigadier General Andrew Porter, provost-marshal.

22. King's brigade is assigned to McDowell's division, which it will proceed to join with as little delay as practicable.

23. Brigadier General Samuel P. Heintzelman, volunteer service, is assigned to the command of a division to be composed of Sedgwick's and Richardson's brigades and the brigade which was temporarily assigned to Franklin's divison, consisting of the following-named regiments: Hays' Pennsylvania Volunteers, Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, McKinght's Pennsylvania Volunteers. The division will be stationed on the south side of Hunting Creek.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, D. C., October 4, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON, Secretary of War:

SIR: You are, I believe, aware that I hailed the arival here of Major-General McClellan as an event of happy consequence to the country and the Army. Indeed, if I did not call for him, I heartily approved of the suggestion, and gave him the most ocordial reception and support.