view of the pressing necessity of troops in Kentucky, the general commanding desires you, however, to report the earliest practicable moment when you can spare the remaining four Ohio regiments. Will you please also report as to your ability to dispense with the section of Best's battery now in your command.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 40.
Washington, February 10, 1862.
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12. The following-named field batteries will constitute the Artillery Reserve of this army, to be commanded by Colonel Henry J. Hunt: Graham's (K and G) and Randol's (E), First Artillery; Carlisle's (E), Robertson's (B and L), Bensons' (M), and Tidball's (A), Second Artillery; Andrews' (L and M), Gibson's (C), and Livingston's (F and K), Third Artillery; Howe's (G) and De Russy's (K), Fourth Artillery; Seymour's (C), Weed's (I), Smead's (K), and Ames' (A), Fifth Artillery; Brickell's First Battalion New Yoirk Artillery. The Artillery Reserve will be organized by its commander into brigades, each to be provided, as far as practicabel, with guns of the same description and caliber, and one brigade to be composed of batteries of horse artillery. Lieutenant Cols. William Hays and George W. Getty will be assigned by Colonel Hunt to the command of brigades.
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By command of Major-General McClellan:
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
February 10, 1862.
Brigadier General W. S. ROSECRANS,
The four companies of cavalry will be sent to you at once. General Lander has been ordered to send the troops back. Tyler has been ordered back.
A. V. COLBURN,
POOLESVILLE, February 10, 1862.
I have received this moment a dispatch from Colonel tompkins, chief of artillery in this division, who is now in Washington, that General Stone has been arrested and sent to Fort Lafayette. Is this true? Please reply.
W. A. GORMAN,
It is true that General Stone has been arrested and sent to Fort Lafayette.