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war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, July 1, 1863.General order, No. 203.--The Board of Officers constituted by special orders No. 262 of the War Department, to investigate the subject of the precedence in rank claimed by Major-General B. F. Butler, U. S. volunteers, over the following officers, or any one of them, namely, Major-General Geo. B. McClellan, U. S. Army; Major-General J. C. Fremont, U. S. Army; Major-General J. A. Dix, U. S. volunteers, Major-General N. P. Banks, U. S. volunteers, have reported that in compliance with said orders they have examined he law and facts involved in the question referred to them, and the arguments submitted thereupon, and find as follows: The Board, after careful examination of the law and facts involved in the question referred to them, and the arguments submitted therefrom, unanimously find, the question having been separately submitted as to the precedence in point of rank of each of them, that Major-Generals Geo. B. McClellan and J. C. Fremont, U. S. A., and Major-Generals J. A. Dix and N. P. Banks, U. S. V., have precedence respectively in point of rank over Major-General B. F. Butler, U. S. V.