12th to and including the 22nd instant. During the absence of General Martindale, Major General E. A. Hitchock will discharge the duties of military governor of the District of Columbia.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
May 11, 1863-2 p.m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
General Roberts telegraphs this inquiry:
Do you know anything of rebel General [John B.] Floyd? He is reported to be marching with 10,000 men to re-enforce in Western Virginia.
I have directed General Kelley, who is also of that opinion, to have Roberts march and attack the enemy at once, before he can be re-enforced. Can you give me, from Washington, any information of Floyd?
ROBT. C. SCHENCK,
BALTIMORE, May 11, 1863.
In reply to my telegram to the War Department, Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War, telegraphs:
We have no information respecting Floyd.
ROBT. C. SCHENCK,
May 11, 1863-12 m.
General Roberts reports that the enemy, having retreated 7 miles south of Weston, are encamped, evidently awaiting re-enforcement via Summerville, or have stopped to cover the retreat of the cavalry sent into the counties bordering on the Ohio River.
Since receiving your dispatch last night, I will send the Ninth to Clarksburg this morning instead of sending it to Philippi, as I had intended. I have directed Roberts to move on Weston with all of his force this morning. I will protect his supplies and rear.
The Twelfth will arrive this morning and will go to Clarksburg also. Nothing from Mulligan this morning.
General Barry reports that a cavalry force of 700 or 800 strong are in toward the Ohio River, northwest of Clarksburg somewhere. The weather is at last clear, after incessant rains for a week.
All quiet and apparently safe east of this and on the main stem of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to Wheeling.
B. F. KELLEY,