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the property captured, as mentioned above, and the destruction of the bridges and telegraph, and the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, 31 prisoners were captured and several of the enemy were killed and wounded.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General Volunteers.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General, U. S. Army.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Chancellorsville, May 1, 1863-6.30 p.m. [Received May 2-6.30 a.m.]

Brigadier-General AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that he does not understand what you are doing at Rapidan Station. If this finds you at that place, you will immediately return to United States Ford, and remain there until further orders, and report in person.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. L. CANDLER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

P. S.-If this reaches you at 1 o'clock in the morning, you will start immediately.

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CAMP NEAR - . May 3, 1863. [Received May 4-4.30 a.m.]

Brigadier-General Pleasonton will assume command of the division of cavalry now held by Brigadier-General Averell. The latter will, on being relieved, report for orders to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

J. H. VAN ALEN,

Brigadier-General and Aide-de-Camp.

[P. S.]-General Pleasonton will please deliver the above to General Averell.

No. 5. Report of Brigadier General David McM. Gregg, U. S. Army, commanding Third Cavalry Division.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, May 15, 1863.

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Third Division, Cavalry Corps, in the recent raid made