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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, D. C., March 12, 1862.

Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN:

Mr. Tucker has been instructed to report to you in person, and to follow your directions in everything relative to transports, being relieved of all other and detailed for that special purpose.*

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

[5.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, No. 75.

Fairfax Court-House, Va., March 13, 1862.

1. Brigadier General Philip Kearny is relieved from duty with his brigade (Franklin's division), and will report for duty to Brigadier General E. V. Sumner, to relieve him in the command of his division.

2. Brigadier General Charles S. Hamilton is relieved from duty with his brigade (Bank's division), and will report for duty to Brigadier General S. P. Heintzelman, to relieve him in the command of his division.

3. Brigadier General D. N. Couch will at once relieve Brigadier General E. D. Keyes in the command of his division.

4. Brigadier General Rufus King will at once relieve Major General Irvin McDowell in the command of his division.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[5.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Fairfax Court-House, Va., March 13, 1862.

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The council of commanderes of army corps have unanimously agreed upon a plan of operations. General McDowell will at once proceed with it to Washington and lay it before your.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, U. S. Army.

[5.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, D. C., March 13, 1862.

Major-General McCLELLAN:

Whatever plan has been agreed upon, proceed at once to execute, without losing an hour for any approval.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

[5.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Fairfax Station, March 13, 1862.

Brigadier General R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff:

Direct General Banks to send one of his division at once to General Terville by the Little River pike through Snicker's Gap, Aldie, Pleasant

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*This in reply to McClellan of 8 p. M., VOL. V, p.743.

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