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offense, and the commanding officer, Major Lynde, was the only person on whom the responsibility could rest.

The resolution is herewith respectfully returned, together with a copy of General Orders, Numbers 102.

Respectfully submitted.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

[Sub-inclosure.]

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Numbers 102. Washington, D. C., November 25, 1861.

I. Major Isaac Lynde, Seventh Infantry, for abandonig his post-Fort Fillmore, N. Mex. - on the 27th of July, 1861, and subsequently surrendering his command to an inferior force of insurgents is by direction of the President of the United States dropped from the rolls of the Army from this date.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., December 12, 1861.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding at Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL: I send to your care by flag of truce a quantity of clothing, &c., intended for prisoners of war at Richmond and elsewhere.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

P. S. - I am detaining the clothing furnished by the United States* until I can ascertain the location of the Federal prisoners in the South. Can you not aid me in obtaining this information?

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, &C.,

Fort Monroe, Va., December 12, 1861.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL: The following extract from a letter addressed to Colonel Dimick, commanding Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, an official copy of which has been furnished me by the Adjutant-General of the Army, is sent to you for your information:

Colonel J. DIMICK, Commanding Fort Warren, Boston, Mass.

SIR: The General-in-Chief desires you to release Captain J. A. de Lagned, now a prisoner at Fort Warren, on his parole to report himself to Major-General Wool at Fort Monroe, Va., whence he will be forwarded to Norfolk to be exchanged for Captain J. B. Ricketts, First U. S. Artillery.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

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* It is presumed the invoice sent above, and also the one on the 5th, were furnished by State authority.

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