This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ...and his liquors confiscated for the benefit of the hospitals. Until further orders, the General Commanding directs that the stores, shop, manufactories »nd other places of business other than apothecary shops and printing-offices of daily journals be closed at five o'clock P.m., for the purpose of giving patriotic citizens an opportunity to drill and make themselves expert in the use of arms. By order Major-Gcneral Sciiesck. Dons Piatt, ' lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of SUE. Doc. 87. OPERATIONS IN VIRGINIA. GENERAL DIX'S EXPEDITION. IlKADQrARTBV FoutTW Armt Onira, J I.l Thi Fiild, July 2, 1803. f The object of the rcoccupation of the Peninsula ground, rendered ever memorable by the battles of last year, is being now rapidly developed by the fresh events transpiring here. If not of so much passing interest and national importance to the casual observer as were those which culminated from time to time during the previous campaign, yet they may be fraught with advantages to tho nation equal to those so ardently hoped for and confidently anticipated from General McClellan's operations against Richmond in 180'2. The best efforts, the most single devotedness of purpose, with the practical experience of a patriot soldier, are strained to the accomplishment of the important duties intrusted to the general commanding the operations of this department in the field. The rcoccupation of the Peninsula by General Keyes was determined on by the Government several week ago, and communicated to Maj.-General Dix, commanding the Department of Virginia. The Government at the same time selected MajorGeneral K. D. Keyes to command the forces which it was intended to concentrate there, and to carry out those plans which are now being demonstrated to the country. No more prud...