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A. LINCOLN.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 141.

Washington, April 7, 1864.

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38. Brigadier General Charles Devens, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from the command of the deport for drafted men at Galloupe's Island, Boston Harbor, Mass. He will at once proceed on a tour of inspection through the Northern and Eastern States, with a view to pushing forward recruits and volunteer regiments to their command in the field, especially men on furlough, under such instructions as he may receive from The War Department. He will from time to time report the result of his inspections.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjtutant-General.

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Yorktown, April 8, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

A small detachment of my cavalry just returned from King and Quenn. Captured five large market boats. Destroyed some others, and dispersed a small party of rebel marines who were after our oyster schooners.

I. J. WISTAR,

Brigadier-General.

[33.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 92. April 9, 1864.

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10. Three companies of the Fiftieth New York Volunteer Engineers are attached to each of the infantry corps of this army, and will report for duty accordingly with as little delay as practicable. Each detachment will be provided with a pontoon train, and will also have charge of the intrenching tools of the corps to which it is attached. These detachments of engineer troops will be inspected from time to time by officers to be detailed from these headquarters, in order to determine whether the trains are kept in an efficient condition.

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15. The detachments of cavalry now on duty at the headquarters of infantry corps, divisions, and brigades, as orderlies and couriers, will be relieved by mounted infantry, to be selected by corps, divisin, and brigade commanders, upon the following basis, viz: At corps headquarters, one sergeant and ten privated; at division headquarters, one corporal and five privates: at brigade headquarters, three privates. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary horses and horse equipments to mount these detachmetns, and each man will be furnished with a pistol by the ordnance department. The foregoing arrangement will be carried into effect with the least practicable delay, and as soon as it is in working order all officers and men belonging to the cavalry