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FORT MONROE, April 8, 1862.

(Received 3 p. M. 10th.)

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Nothing has been received worthy of note since my dispatch of 4 p. M. to P. H. Watson, except that Joe Johnston has arrived at Yorktown with a large force, as reported by General McClellan. The muramic is still at Craney Island, with the Yorktown and Jamestown.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

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WOODSTOCK, April 9, 1862.

(Received 10.30 a. M. 10th.)

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Violent storm continues. Threaters great rise in streams and temporary interruption of communication and movement. No material change in condition of affairs to-day.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK, Fairfax Court-House, April 9, 1862.

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Headquarters with Bayard's regiment of cavalry here to-night. The artillery not yet up, the weather being had on horses and men. Move to Manassas to-morrow, and to Catlett's if possible.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT, Manassas, April 10, 1862.

Colonel McCALLUM:

This railroad cannot fulfill the first condition of supplying and moving an army without immediate steps are taken to give it some system and energy. It seems to me to need everything but a head. Captain Morley is no doubt excellent, but he must be re-enforced at once. It is now thirty hours since the road began to send forward a brigade of infantry of 3,000 men. The first train was eight hours coming twenty-four miles. Nothing has come over the road to day, neither men, grain, hay, nor food. Nobody in Alexandria depot to answer a question. When will you be to the Rappahannock, and how long will it take you to build the brigade at that place?

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK, Fairfax Court-House, April 10, 1862.

Brigadier-General McCALL,

Commanding Division near Seminary, Alexandria:

If you have not already broken camp, use this day in sending forward by the railroad subsistence stores, grain, and hay. So direct Captain