War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0507 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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duty in this department, and will hold himself in readiness to embark on board the ship Constitution upon her arrival at Old Point.

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By command of Major-General Wool:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINA, Numbers 109.

Fort Monroe, Va., November 23, 1861.

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III. Brigadier General J. K. F. Mansfield will turn over the command of Camp Hamilton to Colonel Max Weber, Twentieth Regimetn New York Volunteers, and proceed without delay to Newport News and relieve Brigadier General J. W. Phelps, or any other officer who may be in command of that place.

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By command of Major-General Wool:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 155.

Washington, November 25, 1861.

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31. Brigadier General edwin V. Sumner, U. S. Army, having reported to these headquarters in compliance with instructions from the Headquarters of the Army, is assigned to the command of a division, to be constituted as follows: First Brigade, to be commanded by Brigadier General Oliver O. Howard, volunteer service-Fourth Rhode Island Volunteers, Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers, Thirty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Sixty-first New York Volunteers. Second Brigade, to be organized hereafter. Third Brigade, to be commanded by Brigadier General William H. French, volunteer service-Fifty-second New York Volunteers, Fifty-seventh New York Volunteers, Sixty-sixth New York Volunteers, Fifty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers. The Eighth Illinois Cavalry, Colonel Farnsworth, is assigned to this division.

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60. Brigadier General William H. French, volunteer service, having reported to these headquarters in compliance with instructions from the Headquarters of the Army, is assigned to the command of the Third Brigade, of Sumner's division, as constituted by paragraph 31 of this order, and will report accordingly.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, CAMP CASEY,

November 27, 1861.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, CASEY'S PROVISIONAL DIVISION.

SIR: In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 16, from General Casey's headquarters, I have the honor to report for duty. My brigade consists