War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0639 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., May 27, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL,

Commanding Department of Virginia, Norfolk:

All power naval property, including the magazines, Naval Hospital, sunken naval vessels, and grounds formerly occupied by the Navy Department, should be turned over to the agents of the Navy Department. The Naval Hospital building will continue for the present to be occupied by the medical department of the Army, though recognized as naval property.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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HEADQUARTERS,

May 27, 1862.

General SHIELDS,

Catlett's:

Rickett's brigade, of Ord's division, is on the way to Manassas, and Hartsuff's will be here as soon as it is landed at Alexandria.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS,

May 27, 1862.

General SHIELDS,

Catlett's:

I will see that you have subsistence and forage as fast as the quartermaster's department can send it forward.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS,

May 27, 1862.

General McCALL,

Falmouth:

General McDowell wishes you to order to Catlett's, Bayard's brigade as now constituted, viz, two regiments of cavalry, Kane's battalion of rifles, and the battery of mountain howitzers. Also to order Duffie's battalion of the Harris Light Cavalry to the same place.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Chief of Staff.

[12.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., May 27, 1862.

Brigadier General RUFUS KING,

Fredericksburg, Va.:

Your dispatch is received, and I thank you for the information furnished.* Keep me advised of occurrence in your command during the absence of General McDowell.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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*See VOL. XII, Part III, p. 258.

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