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be ordered there and have permission to appear and produce and examine witnesses before the Commission.

Yours, truly,


Secretary of War.


Numbers 356. Adjt. General 's Office, Washington, November 20, 1862.

I. A Military Commission will convene at Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 27th instant to investigate and report upon the operations of the army under the command of Major General D. D. buell, U. S. volunteers, in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Detail for the Commission.-Major General Lewis Wallace, U. S. Volunteers, Major General Edward O. C. ord, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General Albin Schoepf, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General N. J. T. Dana, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General Daniel Tyler, U. S. Volunteers; Major Donn Piatt, aide-de-camp, judge-advocate and recorder.

The Commission will adjourn from place to place as may be deemed advisable for the convenience of taking testimony and will report an opinion in the case.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, April 13, 1872.

The Secretary of War has the honor to report to the House of Representatives, in reply to a resolution of the 1st of March, calling for a copy of the proceedings of Military Commission instituted by the War Department in the year 1862 to inquire into the military operations and conduct of Major General Don Carlos Buell, including all letters, dispatches, opinion, and orders on file in that Department relative thereto, that a careful and exhaustive search among all the records and files in this Department fails to discover what discover what disposition was made of the proceedings of the Commission and the papers annexed thereto, and that no record indicative of the nature of the report of the Board or the conclusions reached dy it can be found, other than what is contained in the accompanying papers, which are as follows.

Copy of the original opinion of the Commission called to investigate the operations of the Army of the Ohio in Tennessee and Kentucky, under command of Major-General Buell, U. S. Volunteers, with they views of the General-in-Chief thereupon. [Inclosure No. 2]

Copy of a communication from General Buell of April 10, 1864, addressed to the Adjutant-General of the Army, commenting upon the report of the Board. [Inclosure Numbers 5.]

Copy of an unsigned communication reviewing the proceedings of the commission, which was referred to the Secretary of War by the Judge-Advocate-General at the request of Lieutenant-Colonel Piatt, on the 23rd of May, 1863. [Inclosure Numbers 3.]

Copy of a communication submitted by General Buell to the Commission May 2, 1863, a copy of which was furnished the War Department by him April 11, 1864. [Sub-inclosure Numbers 1.]