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No. 5.


Washington, D. C., September 19, 1861.


The command will for the present be divided into three brigades, to be composed and commanded as follows:

First Brigade, Brigadier-General Yiele. The Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth New York, the Eighth Maine, and the Third New Hampshire Regiments.

Second Brigade, Brigadier-General . The two remaining Maine regiments, the remaining New Hampshire, and one of the Massachnsetts regiments.

Third Brigade, Brigadier-General Wright.  The two Connecticut regiments and the first two Massachusetts regiments that arrive.

The Rhode Island regiment is reserved for special service and will be disposed of hereafter.


T. W. SHERMAN, Brigadier- General, Commanding.



SOURCE: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. ; Series 1 - Volume 6; pages 171-172.