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forces on the Potomac in Virginia. His departure was announced in the following order :-- Headquarters Department of the Ohio and Western Virginia, Beverly, July 22, 1861. In compliance with instructions which have been received from the War Department, the undersigned hereby relinquishes the command of the army of occupation of Western Virginia and the Department of Ohio. The same devolves upon Brigadier-General Rosecrans, United States Army. Geo. B. Mcclellan, Major-General. Seth Williams, Major and Act. Asst. Adjutant-General. --Cincinnati Gazette, July 25. Caleb Lyon of Lyonsdale, presented to Mrs. Lincoln at Washington, a finely-wrought silk flag captured by the Zouaves from a Louisiana Regiment. The flag was 6 or 7 feet long. In the union was an embroidered cotton bale, with the name of the regiment--Tensas Rifles. --Louisville Journal, July 26. General Banks requested the Massachusetts Sixth Regiment, at the Relay House, whose time had expired, to rem
mmanding desires and requests that in future there may be a more perfect respect for the Sabbath on the part of his command. We are fighting in a holy cause, and should endeavor to deserve the benign favor of the Creator. Unless in case of attack by the enemy, or some other extreme military necessity, it is commended to commanding officers that all work shall be suspended on the Sabbath; that no unnecessary movements shall be made on that day; that the men shall as far as possible be permitted to rest from their labors; that they shall attend divine service after the customary morning inspection, and that officers and men alike use their influence to insure the utmost decorum required on that day. The General commanding regards this as no idle form. One day's rest is necessary for man and animals. More than this the observance of the holy day of the God of mercy and of battles is our sacred duty. George B. Mcclellan, Major-General Commanding. S. Williams, Ass't Adjutant-General.
d the handful of brave men of that regiment, and the First New Jersey Cavalry, under his command, for their services in the affair at Lee's house, on Belmont or Occoquan Bay, on the night of the 28th inst. Their coolness under fire, and the discretion and judgment displayed by Lieutenant-Colonel Burke, have won the confidence of the Commanding General, who recognizes in these qualities the results of discipline and attention to duty. By command of Official copy. Maj.-Gen. Mcclellan. S. Williams, A. A. G. J. M. Norvell, A. A. G. Headquarters division, Fort Lyon, Va., Jan. 30, 1862. General Orders, No. 2: The General commanding the Division takes pleasure in commending Lieutenant-Colonel John Burke, of the Thirty-seventh New York Volunteers, the officers and men with him, together with the guide, Williamson, for the gallantry and good conduct displayed by them in destroying a party of Texan Rangers, located at Mrs. Lee's house, on the banks of the Occoquan, and in sight of