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opportune arrival of a re-enforcement of a battery of field artillery and four companies of infantry.

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

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 70.

Washington, D. C., August 13, 1863.

The following opinion of Colonel Joseph Holt, Judge-Advocate- General of the Army, is published for the information and guidance of all officers of this Bureau, viz:

In the case of a father having three sons-one at home, one now in the military service, and one having been killed in it-the son remaining at home is not exempt, unless his father be aged or infirm, and be also dependent on such son's labor for his support.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 71.

Washington, D. C., August 13, 1863.

In forwarding for the decision of the State Department claims for exemption from military service under the draft, on account of alienage, as required by Circular 53, from this office, boards of enrollment shall forward, with the claim for exemption, all the evidence they may be able to secure to controvert the statement made by the claimant, or to show that he has exercised the elective franchise. This to be done with as little delay in each case as possible.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 359.

Washington, August 13, 1863.

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6. Brigadier General N. J. Jackson, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of Riker's Island, New York Harbor.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., August 13, 1863.

His Excellency JOEL PARKER,

Governor of New Jersey, Trenton, N. J.:

At present the Government does not need any more artillery, and cannot therefore grant your request of yesterday to raise two additional batteries.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.