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March 20, 1862

Point Pleasant Register
April 10, 1862

Maj. Gen. Fremont in Command of this Department.

By the annexed official order, just issued, it will be seen that Maj. General Fremont has assumed command of this Department:

Headquarters Mountain Depart.
Wheeling, March 20, 1862.
General Orders, No. 5.

1. In pursuance of the President's War Order No. 3, of March 11th, the undersigned hereby assume command of this Department.

2. The Chiefs of the several Departments of the Staff will remain in the performance of their duties until further orders.

J.C. Fremont
Major General Commanding
Headquarters Mountain Department
March 25(?) 1862

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