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BALTIMORE,

May 17, 1863-12.15 p. m.

Brigadier General W. H. MORRIS, Harper's Ferry, Va.:

The [detachment of Third] Virginia and Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry sent by General Milroy have recaptured all of Summers' men and their horses, and taken 40 of the rebels, with their horses. This puts the saddle on the other horse. Two rebels killed, losing on our part Captain Utt and a sergeant. The engagement was at Piedmont Station, Fauquier County. The First New York Cavalry arrived afterward, and continued the pursuit.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE,

May 17, 1863.

Major-General MILROY, Winchester, Va.:

Your detachments of Thirteenth Pennsylvania and [Third] Virginia Cavalry have done most handsomely. The general commanding desires you to thank them for their promptness, energy, and gallantry.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE,

May 17, 1863.

Brigadier General E. P. SCAMMON, Charleston, W. Va.:

A gunboat, the Naumkeag, was sent at my request up the Kanawha. Has it reached you at Charleston?

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MID. DEPT., EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 33. Baltimore, Md. May 17, 1863.

The following-named staff officers having been assigned to this army corps, have reported for duty:

Colonel Amos B. Jones, additional aide-de-camp (temporarily); Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Bliss, captain and assistant quartermaster, as quartermaster of the Eighth Army Corps, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. They will respectively be recognized and obeyed accordingly.

By command of Major-General Schenck:

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Falmouth, Va., May 18, 1863.

In the second paragraph of General Orders, Numbers 53, of the 12th in- stant, from these headquarters, for General Orders, Nos. 10 and 30, please read General Orders, Nos. 10 and 39.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.