War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0497 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 99.

Washington, October 12, 1861.

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9. The troops under the command of General Blenker will be arranged into two brigades, one to be commanded by Colonel Stahel and the other by Colonel Von Steinwehr; the whole to constitute a division, to be known as Blenker's division.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, &C., Numbers 24.

Fort Monroe, Va., October 13, 1861.

Colonel T. J. Cram, aide-de-camp, is hereby appointed inspector-general of this department.

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By command of Major-General Wool:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WASHINGTON, October 14, 1861.

Lieutenant General WINFIELD SCOTT:

The military line of the United States for the suppression of the insurrection may be extended so far as Bangor, Me. You and any officer acting under your authoirty are hereby authorized to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in any place between that place and the city of Washington.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

By the President:

WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ALEXANDRIA DIVISION, Numbers 15.

October 14, 1861.

Porter's battery (A), Massachusetts Artillery, has been assigned to this division. The commandants of the different batteries will report to Captain Richard Arnold, of Fifth Artillery, U. S. Army, who is hereby assigned to the command of the artillery, and who will report directly to the division commander.

By order of Brigadier-General Franklin:

E. SPARROW PURDY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 110.

Washington, October 21, 1861.

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27. Lieutenant Colonel Barton S. Alexander, aide-de-camp, is assigned to the charge of the bridge trains and of the volunteer sappers, miners, and pontoniers of the Army of the Potomac.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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