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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, March 26, 1862-10. p. M.

Major General N. B. BANKS, U. S. Army,

Strasburg, Va.:

Your telegram received. General McClellan directs me to say that General Sumner is within four miles of Warrenton Junction with two divisions; he will occupy that place to-morrow morning and throw his scouts well to the front; until he hears further from him and from yourself he can give no instructions. Will probably hear early in the morning and will then send you instructions.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, No. 93.

Near Alexandria Seminary, va., March 27, 1862.

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5. Brigadier General W. H. Emory will report to Brigadier General P. St. George Cooke for the command of the First Brigade of the Cavalry Reserve.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS, Baltimore, March 27, 1862.

Colonel T. J. C. AMORY,

Commanding Seventeenth Massachusetts Volunteers:

COLONEL: You will take command of the Third Regiment of New York Artillery, the Second Regiment Maryland Volunteers, the Seventeenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and the One hundred and third Regiment New York Volunteers, now embarking in this city and Annapolis, and proceed to Hatteras Inlet, where lighters will be in readiness to take them over the inner bar, and where you may expect to find orders from Major-General Burnisde, to whom you may report. In making the voyage it is desirable that the transports should be in company with each other in order to afford assistance or relief in case of accident or necessity.

Respectfully, yours,

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General, commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS HOOKER'S DIVISION, Camp Baker, Lower Potomac, Md., March 27, 1862.

Colonel GILMAN MARSTON,

Commanding Second New Hampshire Regiment:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding the division directs that you detail two companies from your regiment to proceed to Run Point at 8 a. M. to-morrow, and embark on one of the steamers of the flotial for Evansport, on the Virginia shore. You will then secure a Blakely gun in battery on that point, and leave it in position to be taken by the flotilla. The general suggests that you borrow the barges of the First Massachusetts and Seventh New Jersey Regiments for the

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