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THE REPUBLICATION, in its entirety, of the War of
the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate
Armies, is a service project undertaken by the National Historical
Society in the interest of libraries and scholars who have long
needed a reissue of this indispensable work. Each of the 128
volumes is published in full, including the Index, and all are heavily
bound in buckram for long and continued use. This and other
volumes of the set are available only from the National Historical
Society.

Copyright © 1972 by

THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Gettysburg, Pa. 17325

The National Historical Society seeks to expand and enrich know-
ledge of the American past and, through its programs and services,
to bring its members a fuller appreciation and deeper understanding
of the people and events that came together to create the great his-
tory that is our heritage.

THE

WAR OF THE REBELLION:

A COMPILATION OF THE

OFFICIAL RECORDS

OF THE

UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.

PREPARED, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, BY

The late Lieut. Col. ROBERT N. SCOTT, Third U. S. Artillery.

PUBLISUED PURSUANT TO ACTS OF CONGRESS.

SERIES I–VOLUME XXV-IN TWO PARTS.

PART II-CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1889,

PART II.-VOL. XXV.

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO

OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND PENNSYLVANIA, FROM JANUARY 26 TO JUNE 2, 1863.

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

GENERAL. 20DERS, }

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. GEN.'S OFFICE,

Washington, January 25, 1863. I. The President of the United States has directed :

1. That Maj. Gen. A. E. Burnside, at his own request, be relieved from command of the Army of the Potomac.

2. That Maj. Gen. E. V. Sumner, at his own request, be relieved from duty in the Army of the Potomac.

3. That Maj. Gen. W. B. Franklin be relieved from duty in the Army of the Potomac.

4. That Maj. Gen. J. Hooker be assigned to the command of the Army of the Potomac.

II. The officers relieved as above will report in person to the Adju. tant-General of the Army. By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D.O.,

January 25, 1863. Maj. Gen. JOSEPH HOOKER,

Commanding, &c. : GENERAL : The President directs me to say that he wishes an interview with you at the Executive Mansion as early as possible. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief

.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON,

Washington, D. O., January 26, 1863. General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington : GENERAL: There does not appear to be much connection between the Ariny of the Potomac and the troops for the defense of Washington. Scarcely an order issued from the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac applies here. On the contrary, the commander acts under orders from the General-in-Ohief or from the War Department. The duties being so different, cannot the defenses be made into a separate depart

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