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he action of that department. Be this as it may, the next morning (April 20) brought a positive order from Major-General Scott, in the name of the President, to send all troops by way of Annapolis, Official War Records, II, 584. General Scott said on that same day to President Lincoln, March them around Baltimore and not through it. (Lincoln's letter to Governor Hicks, in Brown's Baltimore and the 19th of April, p. 62.) He suggested the Annapolis route to Governor Hicks personally on April 21. (Brown, p. 72.) and brought also a despatch from Adjutant-General Thomas to General Patterson to the same effect, this being in answer to the request of Colonel Lefferts for orders. Official War Records, II, 583. General Patterson at once communicated the instructions to General Butler, and gave directions, as he expressly says, for the 8th Mass. and 7th New York infantries to go via Annapolis to Washington. Official War Records, II, 585. Elsewhere General Patterson says with equal