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[CHAP. LXIII.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 173.

Washington, July 27, 1862.

Brigadier General J. P. Hatch, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from his present command in the Army of Virginia, and will await orders from Major - General Pope.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

[12.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Berkeley, July 27, 1862 - 8 a. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Commanding U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

From wounded and liberated officers and men I learn that large re -enforcements are constantly arriving in Richmond from south; also many supplies, I write fully by this mail.*

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major - General.

[11.]

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Harrison's Landing, Va., July 27, 1862.

Brigadier General SETN WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: In my recommendations for promotion by brevet or otherwise, I omitted the names of the following officers, some of whom I particularly mentioned in my reports, but all were conspicuous for bold and galant conduct in actions: Major Ernest von Vegesack, aide - de- camp to Brigadier - General Butterfield, distinguished for efficient service at Hanover Court - House, and gallant and neritorious conduct at battle of Chickahominy. Captain T. J. Hoyt, aide - de - camp to Brigadier - General Butterfield, for distinguished, gallant, and meritorious services at Hanover Court - House, Chickahominy, and Malvern. First Lieutenant J. Elliott Williams, Thirteenth New York Volunteers, aide - de - camp to Brigadier - General Morell, for gallant conduct at Hanover Court - House, Chickahominy, and Malvern. Second Lieutenant Issac Seymour, Jr., New York cavalry, aide - de - camp to Brigadier - General Morell, for gallant conduct at Hanover Court - House, Chickahominy, and Malvern. If brevets can be given brigadier - Generals of volunteers, I should be