War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0556 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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field. It must be borne in mind that battle-flags are to be won by calmly, skillfully, and faithfully doing duty wherever the officer may be posted, whether under or out of fire. It is essential solely that the service shall be performed and the officers shown to have rendered distinguished service.

First Lieutenant William S. Gogswell, Company I, fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, and First Lieutenant Henry S. Taff, Company H, Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, acting signal officers, having carried their flags in action at Port Royal Feerry, S. C., and in a manner to receive the official approbation and mention of the military and naval officers under whom they were serving, will hereafter bear upon their battle-flags a star having inscribed "Port Royal Ferry" in place of the block now borne. The name of the non-commissioned officer or private who acted as flagman during the action for which any flag is decorated will be reported to the Chief Signal Officer with a statement of the circumstances, in order that the name of the flagman may be laid before the commander in chief on the list of those who have rendered meritorious service.

By order of Major A. J. Myer:

WM. S. STRYKER,

Adjutant.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 60.

Washington, March 20, 1862.

1. Brigadier General H. W. Benham, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from the operations of the instructions of March 7, 1862, to report to the chief of the Engineer Corps, and will report without delay to Major-General Hunter, U. S. Volunteers.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MOUNTAIN DEPARTMENT, No. 5.

Wheeling, March 20, 1862.

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2. By direction of the War Department Brigadier General J. W. Denver is relieved for duty in the Mountain Department, and he will proceed with his staff and report to General Halleck for orders. He is permitted transportation for one horse each for himself and staff.

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By command of General Rosecrans:

GEO. L. HARTSUFF,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[12.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 61.

Washington, March 21, 1862.

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11. Bvt. Brigadier General Harvy Brown, U. S. Army, is assigned to the command of all the forts in New York Harbor, but will not interfere