January 10, 1862.
Captain Hartsuff has been directed to send from four to six regiments to you at once from Western Virginia.
A. V. COLBURN,
Information has been sent to-day to Rosecrans that you belong to the Army of the Potomac and not to his comamnd.
Washington, January 11, 1862.
Brigadier General W. S. ROSECRANS, U. S. Army,
New York City:
Repair without delay to your headquarters.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Washington, January 13, 1862.
Brigadier General N. P. BANKS,
Your dispatch of last evening has been laid before the commanding general. The general does not think that it is any part of the enemy's design to cross the Potomac. He directs, however, that you hold your command prpeared for such a movement, and that if the forces under Jackson appear on this side of the river you use your best endeavors to cut them to pieces.
By command of Major-General McClellan:
Baltimore, Md., January 14, 1862.
Brigadier General H. H. LOCKWOOD,
Commanding, Eastern Shore:
GENERAL: I shall send the revenue steamer Hercules to Pocomoke Sound to drive oiff depredators on the oyster beds. I have directed the lieutenant commanding to communicate with you if possible. The vessel has been placed at my disposal by the Secretary of the Treasury. Captain Duvall's company of cavalry, of the Purnell Legion, will, I hope, go to you next week. Please prepare shelter for the men and horses. I have been unable to procure arms for them, but expect to have revolvers for them by the end of this week. I think you have done right in taking inventories of the personal effects of persons in the service or under the protection of the Confederate Government, in order to prevent the transfer of such property to State in insurrection