WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, D. C., April 12, 1863-4.20 p. M.
(Care of Lieutenant Ferguson, quartermaster, Alexandria.)
You will please report yourself to the President as speedily as possible, and then to this Department for instructions to be transmitted to General McClellan.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 80.
Washington, April 12, 1862.
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5. Brigadier General Orris S. Ferry, u. S. Volunteers, will report to Major-General Banks for duty.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
HDQRS. PORTER'S DIVISION, THIRD ARMY CORPS, Camp No. 5, near Yorktown, Va., April 12, 1862.
Commanding Twelfth New York Volunteers.:
COLONEL: The commanding general is glad to hear of the successful repulse of the enemy by the outpost detachment of the Twelfth Regiment New York Volunteers, under Major Barnum, on the evening of 11th instant. He commends alike the coolness and judgment displayed by Major Barnum in the disposition of his men and the bravery of the command itself in the face of superior force. The commanding general feels that the Twelfth Regiment can be relied upon in the more serious work which we shall soon be called upon to perform.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
FRED. T. LOCKE,
HEADQUARTERS OF DIVISION, No. 37.
April 13, 1862.
1. The artillery and cavalry will commence embarking to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. Colonel McReynolds and Captain Arnold will consult with Lieutenant Ferguson, acting assistant quartermaster, at Alexandria, about transportation. No cavalrymen will be embarked who are not mounted, and no cavalry horses which are not in good condition.
2. Colonel McReynolds and Captain Arnold will make requisitions for full sets of intrenching tools, spades, shovels, and axes.
By order of Brigadier-General Franklin:
E. SPARROW PURDY,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.