War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0616 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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RECTORTOWN, VA., May 13, 1862.

(Received 3.50 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I have the honor to report that the only change in affairs along my lines since yesterday is the presence of additional forces of rebel cavalry in the southward toward the Rappahannock. I have scouts out in various directions, and will be enabled to report more fully after their return.

Very respectfully,

JOHN W. GEARY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

(Same to Major-General McDowell, Fredericksburg, Va.)

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 13, 1862.

Colonel GEARY:

The major-general commanding has received your telegram, and he directs me to remind you of the necessity for making your reports also to Brigadier-General Wadsworth, Military Governor of Washington, to whom you must look for any re-enforcement which you may at any time require, he having charge of the line on which you are operating.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Chief of Staff.

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HDQRS. MOUNTAIN DEPARTMENT, ARMY IN THE FIELD,

Franlin, May 13, 1862. (Received 3 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Arrived here at 10 a. m. with my advance brigade. Find Jackson retreating. Loss on our side, killed and wounded at fight at McDowell's and in falling back from that place, and also at this point, 200. Enemy's loss reported by prisoners to be 22 killed; wounded not known.

JOHN C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

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FRONT ROYAL, May 14, 1862-9.30 a. m.

(Received 3.15 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

My command is all here. Unless otherwise ordered, I will move to Warrenton by way of Chester Gap.

I have the honor to be, with sincere respect, your obedient servant,

JAS. SHIELDS,

Major-General, Commanding Division.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, May 14, 1862.

Major General JAMES SHIELDS, Front Royal:

Proceed as you propose to Warrenton by way of Chester Gap. We have no military news of importance to-day from any quarter.

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.

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