War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0578 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp Winfield Scott, April 18, 1862-11.30 p. M.

His Excellency A. LINCOLN,

President:

If compatible with your impressions as to the security of the capital, and not interfering with operations of which I am ignorant, I would be glat to have McCall's division so as to be enabled to make a strong attack upon West Point to turn position of the enemy. After all that I have heard of things which have occurred since I left Washington and before, I would prefer that General McDowell should not again be assigned to duty with me.

G. M. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK, Near Aquia Creek, April 19, 1862.

Colonel McCALLUM:

SIR: The main work to be done on the railroad hence to Fredericksburg is to rebuild on the old piles wharf at this place, easily done; three miles of track destroyed; two double trestle bridges. Let it be put in hand and driven through. I will give you men to get out ties.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MOUNTAIN DEPARTMENT, No. 15.

Wheeling, Va., April 19, 1862.

Brigadier-General Milroy having taken the field, is relieved from the command of the Cheat Mountain District. The counties of Braxton, Webster, Upshur, and Randolph will, until further orders, constitute the Cheat Mountain District, the command of which is assigned to Lieutenant Colonel T. M. Harris, of the Tenth Regiment Virginia Volunteers.

By command of Major-General Fremont:

ALBERT TRACY,

Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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NEAR Yorktown, April 20, 1862-midnight.

(Received 10 a. M. 22d.)

Hon. EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Everything is going on well. We are arming the batteries rapidly. I regret to inform you that Lieutenant Wagner, Corps of Topographical Engineers, died this evening.

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

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