ing of the spring campaign has not only met his own approbation, but has receiveds the emphatic approval and praise of Major-General Fremont, commander of the department, in a dispatch just received. Major-General Fremont renews the expression of his gratification at the conduct of officers and men of this command in the advances upon Lewisburg, Pearisburg, and Princeton, in the several combats upon these lines, and in the marches and counter-marches necessary to carry out the general purpose and plan of the campaign.
The general commanding the division thinks this a fit time to remind the troops by eager and determined effort to perfect themselves in every duty of the soldier; their efficiency will be greatly increased, the movements of the division become more and more rapid and successful, and while the country reaps the benefit of our labors honor and glory will be reaped by the whole command.
He confidently looks for cheerful co-operation on the part of every individual in the army.
By order J. D. Cox, brigadier-general commanding:
G. W. BASCOM,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. GEN'S OFFICE,
Washington, May 20, 1862.
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Vi. Brigadier General E. B. Tyler, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to duty in the division of Brigadier-General Shields, Department of the Rappahannock, and will report in person accordingly.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
Abstract from Return of the Middle Department, Major General John A. Dix commanding, for May 20, 1862.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate Aggregate Pieces
present. present of field
Department 22 3 25 25 ---
Annapolis, Md 37 712 784 802 ---
Baltimore, Md 146 2,387 2,839 3,262 ---
Cooper's 125 2,996 3,472 3,700 6
Drummondtown, Va 33 655 781 799 ---
Fort 15 318 369 372 ---
Fort 28 662 784 840 ---
Franktown, Va 3 82 90 95 ---
Philadelphia, Pa 2 1 3 3 ---
Railroad 69 1,594 1,736 1,892 ---
Total 480 9,410 10,883 11,790 6
* Cockevsville, Havre de Grace, McKim's mansion, and Mount Clare.
+ Camp Miles, Ellicott's Mills, and Monocacy Brigade.