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,
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:
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp Winfield Scott, April 23, 1862.
General J. E. WOOL,
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,
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