War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0641 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Manassas, May 28, 1862.

Major General E. O. C. ORD,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: It is the direction of the major-general commanding that you follow with your division the command of Major-General Shields, the First Brigade of which has already taken up its march forward.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Manassas, May 28, 1862.

Brigadier-General BAYARD, Expected at Catlett's:

General McDowell that you repair to this place as soon as possible after your arrival at Catlett's.

E. SCHRIVER,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Manassas, May 28, 1862.

Brigadier-General DURYEA,

Commanding Brigade:

SIR: It is the direction of Major-General McDowell that you send a regiment of your brigade to Catlett's to guard the public property. They may march to this place, and if railroad transportation can be procured for them, they will move to Catlett's in that way.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Manassas, May 28, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER 104TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS:

SIR: You will move with your regiment at once to Catlett's, there to relieve the troops belonging to General Shields' division. If railroad transportation can be procured, move in that way, letting your wagons proceed in the ordinary way.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., May 28, 1862-5 p. m.

Brigadier-General SAXTON,

Harper's Ferry:

I have sent Brigadier-General Slough to report to you for orders. You will find in him a bold and able assistant. He goes by this afternoon train. Keep us advised of what transpires.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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