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already done, of Tyler's brigade, and the embarkation, as soon as possible, of the First and Second Brogades, of Shields' division, which are to go to Old Point Comfort. They are not to wait for the brigade just formed of the regiments from your command, but to proceed at once and to be followed as soon as possible by the new brigade. The general wishes you to report to me by telegraph as fast as any regiment or brigade shall have embarked, left, &c., for the information of the War Department.

Very respectfully, your obedient servnat,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 29, 1862.

Major - General BANKS, Middletown:

Major - General Sigel is relieved from his present command in your corps and appointed to the command of the First Army Corps. You will please designate the officer to whom he shall turn over his present command, and direct him to report to Major - General Pope by telegraph for orders awaiting them at Middletown.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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MIDDLETOWN, June 29, 1862 - 5. 10 p. m.

[Received 7. 40 p. m.]

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch received at 1. 55 p. m., and orders issued accordingly. All quiet today. Hope to have information in morning which will serve to demonstrate position of the enemy.

N. P. BAMKS,

Major - General,

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 29, 1862 - 1. 35 p. m.

Major - General SIGEL, Middletown:

You are relieved from your present command and appointed commander of the First Army Corps in the Army of Virginia, and will report immediately by telegraph to General Pope, at Washington, for orders, turning over your present command to such officer as Major - General Banks may designate, and will remain at your present post until you received his orders.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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MIDDLETOWN, June 29, 1862 - 2 p. m.

[Received 2. 10 p. m.]

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch of the 29th is received, and will be executed immediately. I have reported to Major - General Pope for duty.

F. SIGEL,

Major - General.

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