War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1146 MD., E. N. C., PA. VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA, Numbers 27.

Cumberland, Md., Febraury 11, 1864.

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3. Brigadier General George Crook, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in pursuance of orders of the War Department, is assigned to the command of the Third Division.

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By command of Brigadier General B. F. Kelly:

T. MELVIN,

[33.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR. DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 70.

Washington, February 12, 1864.

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44. Colonel S. M. Bowman, Eighty-foruth Pennsylvania Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty as chief mustering and recruiting officer for colored troops, in the State of Maryland, and will relieve Brigadier General William Birney, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier-General Birney, on being relieved, will proceed, in command of the Seventh and Ninth Regiments U. S. Colored Troops, to Hilton Head, S. C., and report to the commanding general Department of the South.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

[33.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAMP OF HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 13, 1864.

Major General GEORGE B. McCELLLAN, U. S. Army:

GENERAL: I inclose a copy of a letter recently addressed by me to General Barnard*, and I will be obliged to you if you will let me to know whether my refence to the instructions I received from you and my report to you agree with your recollection of those circumstances.

Very respectfully, your obedient servnat,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

[11.] Major-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY,

Bristoe, Va., Febraury 14, 1864.

Major ROBERT A. McCOY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that I secoutd the country in the direction of Brentsville, Broad Run, and by Jersey Settlment and found no enemy nor any directions of their presence in the vicinity of the localities above named.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servnat,

M. KERWIN,

[33.] Major, Commanding Thirteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry.

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* See Febraury 8, p. 1144.

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