War of the Rebellion: Serial 015 Page 0496 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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MAY 10-12, 1862.-Skirmishes near Franklin, W. Va.

Report of Brigadier General Robert C. Schenck, U. S. Army.

CAMP MILROY, NEAR FRANKLIN,

May 10, 1862.

COLONEL: A small scouting party from Franklin was enticed into a house to-day, and, on a signal given by the owner of the house was set upon by bushwhackers. One of my men was taken and his brains beaten out before the door.

I sent out another party when I learned of it, who shot the owner of the house and burnt the house. Another bushwhacker was killed by another of our scouting parties to-day in his attempt to escape after being taken in the very act of firing with his rifle upon one of our cavalrymen.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Brigadier-General.

Colonel ALBERT TRACY.

MAY 11, 1862.- Skirmish on the Bowling Green Road, near Fredericksburg, Va.

Report of Major General Irvin McDowell, U. S. Army.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 11, 1862.

The enemy advanced upon the Bowling Green road this afternoon, but fell back after losing a lieutenant and 10 men, who were cut off by the gallant Major Duffie, of the Harris Light Cavalry.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

Honorable E. M. STANTON.

MAY 13, 1862.-Affair on Rappahanock River, Va.

REPORTS.

No. 1.-Brigadier General George D. Bayard, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade.

No. 2.-Colonel Percy Wyndham, First New Jersey Cavalry.

No. 3.-Colonel Owen Jones, First Pennsylvania Cavalry.

No. 1. Report of Brigadier General George D. Bayard, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Camp McDowell, Va., May 14, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor to report that in obedience to orders I started the sloop which was captured a day or two previous up to Falmounth to turn it over to the quartermaster. After it had passed the pickets