June 30, 1862.
Major - General McDOWELL, Willard's Hotel, Washington:
The First and Second Brigades have all left except five companies of the Thirteenth Indiana, and they are nearly all on board. The Second Brigade got away soon after light - the other about 10 o' clock this morning. The four additional regiments are embarking as rapidly as possible on their arrival.
S. D. STURGIS,
Brigadier - General.
Baltimore, June 30, 1862 - 2. 15 p. m.
Brigadier - General KELLEY, Cumberland:
I have always found it a losing game to detach small parties any distance from the main body of the troops, except as patrols, and these ought to be composed of cavalry well monted on strong and fast horses, and the men and officers should be selected from your best men. I think it more than probable, unless you have ordered them to Cumberland or some other station where the main body may be located, that the troops at Petersburg, as you suggested, may be captured. What was the object of stationing such small detachment at Moorefield and Petersburg? I present these remarks without intending to dictate or change what may have been considered proper by yourself or ordered by others. They are beyond my authority, and therefore you will consider this in no other light than suggestions for your consideration.
JOHN E. WOOL,
Major - General.
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 149.
Washington, July 1, 1862.
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5. Brigadier Gens. H. Prince and G. S. Greene, U. S. Volunteers, will repport for duty to Major - General Pope, commanding Army of Virginia.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
Adjutant - General.
[JULY, 1. 1862 - 2. a. m.?]
General McClellan directs that you see that the proper connections in our lines be make, and give directions to may commanders in this army that may be necessary to rfect this object.
R. B. MARCY.
Chief of Staff.
HEAQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
July 1, 1862 - 9 p. m.
Brigadier General F. J. PORTER,
Commanding Firth Provisional Corps:
GENERAL: The general commanding desires you to move your command at once, the Artillery Reserve moving first to Harrison's Bar. In