All reports, returns and communications heretofore required to be sent to these headquarters, be addressed to the proper staff officers of “The Mountain Department, Wheeling, Virginia.” Brigadier General Garfield, and other commanders of troops in the Department of Ohio, now included in the “Mountain Department,” will hereafter address their reports, returns, and letters to the proper Headquarters.
As senior officer on duty, the undersigned retains command of the Mountain Department until further orders.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
Brigadier General. U. S. A.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 29, 1862, p. 1