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April 1, 1862

Wheeling Intelligencer
April 2, 1862

General Order No. 1.

Headquarters R. R. District
Wheeling, Va., April 1, 1862.

In accordance with General Order No. 6, from Headquarters Mountain Department, the undersigned assumes command of the Railroad District.

The following territory is comprised in the Railroad District, viz:

All of Western Virginia north and east of the counties of Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, Braxton, Lewis, Barbour and Tucker, inclusive and west of the Alleghanies, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

It is directed that the commanding officers of the several Stations, Detachments and Posts in this District, will cause to be made out and forwarded to these Headquarters, weekly reports, and such other communications required by Army Regulations.

Attention of officers is called to paragraphs 450 and 451 of Revised Army Regulations. By order

Brig. Gen. Kelley,

W. B. Kelley, A. D. C., A. A. A. Gen'l.

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