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the Virginia Militia, of Stafford County, has just come in, and says his master returned this morning from Fredericksburg to his home in Richmond, and told his wife in the negro's presence that all the enemy's troops had left Fredericksburg for Richmond and Yorktown, the last of them leaving Saturday morning. This has just been confirmed by another negro.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, April 13, 1862.

Major-General FREMONT, Wheeling:

Captain Pilsen will be ordered to report to you immediately. The temporary absence of the disbursing clerk has delayed the transmission of the funds you asked, but it will be done to-morrow. General Mitchel has seized Huntsville, Ala., an operation that is regarded as of great importance. No important movement has yet taken place at Yorktown, but vigorous preparations are going on.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WHEELING, April 13, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

There are two full regiments at Columbus, Ohio, completely armed and equipped. I need them for a contingency. Can they be ordered by telegraph to report to me for duty? I have had no report for or concerning General Morgan.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

WHEELING, April 13, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Can I not have a pontoon train ordered immediately to Cumberland? My movements are very much impeded for want of one. The rivers and creeks are all swollen and still rising. Troops have been and are greatly delayed between Romney and Moorefield.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MOUNTAIN DEPARTMENT, April 13, 1862.

Major General N. P. BANKS, Woodstock:

Will you send the following to General Rosecrans, who has been dispatched to bring up the Blenker division, to wit

Get forward the division as rapidly as possible. Hurry forward at least one brigade to Moorefield to meet a contingency.

J. C. FREMONT.