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[CHAP. LXIII.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS KING'S DIVISION, Numbers 64.

Fredericksburg, July 7, 1862.

I. Brigadier - General Augur having been assigned to the command of a division in the corps of Major - General Banks, he is relieved from duuty in this division.

II. Colonel Sullivan, of the Twenty - fourth Regiment New york Volunteers, will assume command of Augur's brigade.

By order of Brigadier - General King:

R. CHANDLER,

Assistant Adjutant - gENERAL.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH PROVISIONAL ARMY CORPS,

Camp mear Harrison's Landing, Va., July 8, 1862.

Brigadier - General MORELL,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to inform you that the President of the United States will ride through the camps this alternoon. The commanding general desires you to have your command ready and give him a hearly welcome. The President will visit General Sumner's corps first.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

[Same to Generals Sykes and Seymour.]

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 157.

Washington, July 9, 1862.

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9. Brigadier - General Van Rensselaer, inspector - general, is detached from the Army of Virginia, and will report for orders under the Secretary of War. He will then proceed to make an inspection of the Army of the Potomac.

By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant - General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Berkeley, July 9, 1862 - 3 p. m.

His Excellency the PRESIDENT,

Fort Monroe:

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

I feel quiet confident that the enemy have fallen back to viucinity of Richmond. Several prisoners verify statement. Our cavalry not yet heard from. General Davidson found enemy's rear guard four miles off. As eyt no reason to believe that enemy have moved toward Washington. Shall watch closely and keep you informed constantly.

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major - General, Commanding.

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