Valley, taking the road from Sanders' toll-gate to Centreville. The other division will move as soon after as possible. He will find no supplies on the road, consequently it will be necessary for him to bring supplies to last him to Centreville. After his arrival there he can draw supplies for [from] the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, probably from Union Mills.
GEO. B. McCLELLAN,
No. 1. WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, D. C., March 14, 1862.
Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN:
The instructions you requested last night have been given to General Wool 9 a. M.* Please number each day your dispatches to this Department.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, No. 77.
Fairfax Court-House, Va., March 14, 1862.
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3. So much of Special Orders, No. 75, current series, from these headquarters as relieve Brigadier General Philip Kearny from command of his brigade and assigns him to duty as commander of General Sumner's division is revoked.
4. Brigadier General I. B. Richardson is relieved from duty with his brigade (Heintzelman's division), and will report to Brigadier General E. V. Sumner to relieve him in the command of his division.
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6. Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Schriver, Eleventh Infantry, is assigned to the duty with the First Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac as chief of staff, and will at once report to Major General Irvin McDowell, commanding corps.
By command of Major-General McClellan:
RICHD. B. IRWIN,
Captain and Aide-de-Camp, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, No. 81.
Near Alexandria Seminary, Va., March 16, 1862.
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2. Brigadier General Innis N. Palmer will immediately report for duty to Brigadier General Silas Casey, commanding division, fourth Corps.
3. Brigadier General J. P. Hatch will report without delay to Major General Irvin McDowell, commanding First Corps, for assignment by him to the command of his cavalry.
4. Major General John A. Dix will proceed immediately to organize a brigade in the vicinity of Baltimore for active service. Brigadier General H. H. Lockwood is assigned of its command. All troops serving on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland, not actually needed for the
*See Stanton to Wool, 845 a. M., VOL. V, p.754.