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WHEELING, April 22, 1862.

(Received 12.45 a. M. 23d.)

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The enemy who have been encamped in front of General Milroy's position on Shenandoah top, consisting of the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Fifty-eighth Virginia Regiments, Hansbrough's battalion, and Twelfth Georgia Regiment, twelve guns, and three companies of cavalry, under command of General Johnson have retreated on the road to Staunton. A reconnoitering party from Montery entered their camp yesterday. A company sent by General Milroy down the North Fork captured eight persons, including a notorious guerrilla named Bennett.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General, commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown, No. 121.

April 23, 1862.

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5. Brigadier General Henry M. Naglee is released from arrest, is relieved from duty in Hooker's division, and will without delay report to Brigadier General Silas Casey for the command of a brigade of his division.

6. Brigadier General Cuvier Grover will report to Brigadier General Joseph Hooker, commanding division, Third Corps, for assignment by him to the command of a brigade.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp Winfield Scott, April 23, 1862.

General J. E. WOOL,

Fort Monroe:

Your dispatch received. Will be on the lookout. Shall have seven batteries ready to-night. Enemy not firing much, and doing no harm when they do. I could make excellent use of McDowell's troops here if I had them. I have no information as to the use intended to be made of his command.

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

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HDQRS. LEFT OF THE LINE, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp Winfield Scott, April 23, 1862.

Brigadier General R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to state that since my last report nothing of importance has occurred in my command, nor has any change in the