War of the Rebellion: Serial 012 Page 0423 Chapter XXIII. SKIRMISHES NEAR WILLIAMSBURG, VA.

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APRIL 11, 1862.-Confederate Naval Operations in Hampton Roads, Va.

Report of Captain James F. Milligan, C. S. Army.

NORFOLK, VA., April 11, 1862.

Our fleet captured the following prizes to-day between Newport News and Old Point, viz: Brig Marcus, of Stockton, no cargo; brig Salboa, of Providence, deck loaded with hay, balance of cargo not known; the schooner Catherine T. Dix, of Accomac, no cargo; 11 prisoners taken on board said vessels. The Monitor, if at Old Point at all, did not make her appearance. At 5 p. m. the fleet returned to the anchorage above Craney Island. The enemy's fleet, over 100 sail, are all below the Rip Raps.

JAMES F. MILLIGAN,

Captain and Signal Officer.

General S. COOPER,.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 4, 1862.-Skirmishes near Williamsburg, Va.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.-Brigadier General George Stoneman, U. S. Army, Chief of Cavalry.

Numbers 2.-Major William R. Palmer, U. S. Topographical Engineers.

Numbers 3.-Brigadier General Philip St. George Cooke, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Division.

Numbers 4.-Lieutenant Colonel William N. Grier, First U. S. Cavalry.

Numbers 5.-Colonel Henry J. Hunt, U. S. Army, commanding Artillery Reserve.

Numbers 6.-Captain Horatio G. Gibson, Third U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 7.-Brigadier General William H. Emory, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, Cavalry Reserve.

Numbers 8.-Colonel William W. Averell, Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, of operations around Williamsburg May 4-6.

Numbers 9.-Major Lawrence Williams, Sixth U. S. Cavalry.

Numbers 10.-Captain William P. Sanders, Sixth U. S. Cavalry.

Numbers 11.-Captain J. Irvin Gregg, Sixth U. S. Cavalry.

Numbers 12.-Captain William P. Chambliss, Fifth U. S. Cavalry.

Numbers 13.-Brigadier General Lafayette McLaws, C. S. Army, commanding division.

Numbers 14.-Brigadier General J. E. B. Stuart, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade.

Numbers 15.-Brigadier General Paul J. Semmes, C. S. Army, commanding brigade.

Numbers 1. Reports of Brigadier General George Stoneman,

U. S. Army, Chief of Cavalry.

HDQRS. ADVANCE GUARD ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 18, 1862.

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit, in accordance with instructions, a report of what was done on the 4th and 5th of May, 1862, by the forces under my command, consisting of Hays' brigade, four batteries of flying artillery, the First and Sixth Regulars, Third Pennsyl-