War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0505 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 138.

Washington, November 12, 1861.

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11. Brigadier General J. M. Brannan, volunteer service, having reported to these headquarters, in compliance with instructions from the Headquarters of the Army, is assigned to duty with Sith's division, which he will proceed to 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. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 140.

Washington, November 14, 1861.

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9. Brigadier General Edward O. C. Ord, volunteer service, is assigned to McCall's instead of Smith's division, as directed by Special Orders, Numbers 137, of the 11th instant, and will report accordingly 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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HEADQUARTERS,

Baltimore, November 15, 1861.

Brigadier General H. H. LOCKWOOD,

Commanding Expedition to Eastern Shore of Virginia:

GENERAL: I inclose a copy of the act of 6th of August, 1861, entitled "An act to confiscate property used for insurrectionary purposes." Should any persons in Accomac or Northampton prsist in resisting the authority of the United States and in disregarding the firnedly overture contained in my prolcamation of the 13th instant,* the provisions of the above-mentioned act must be enforced against them, so far as it may be practicable. Please keep me advised of any measures you may take under it.

I am, very respectfully, yours,

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General, Commanding.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 100.

Washington, November 16, 1861.

Complaint has been made to the President of the United States that certain persons within the State of Virginia, in places occupied by the forces of the United States, claim to be incumbents of civil offices,

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*See VOL. V, p. 431.

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