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Pennsylvania, have gone with General Elliott; the other, the First New York, is with Colonel McReynolds, and has been directed to scout up the valley and along the Blue Ridge.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 26, 1863.

Major General R. H. MILROY,

Commanding, &c., Winchester, Va.:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires to express through you to Colonel McReynolds his great satisfaction at the success which attended the recent expedition for the capture of the guerrilla chief Leopold, and his high appreciation of the energy, boldness, and discretion of the justly praised officers Lieutenants Powell, Wyckoff, and Means, as also of the brave men who were charged with its execution.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 26, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY, Harper's Ferry, Va.:

You have anticipated the general's desire. He was about to request you to go to New Creek. Report by telegram from different points as you proceed west. General Kenly must keep up dispatches from Harper's Ferry.

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 26, 1863-10 a. m.

Colonel WILLIAM S. TRUEX,

Commanding at Frederick City, Md.:

You will hold the Fourteenth New Jersey Volunteers in readiness for movement at a moment's notice in light marching order, taking only overcoats and blankets. Two days' cooked rations will be at once prepared and sixty rounds of ammunition for issue. The One hundred and fifty-first New York Volunteers, Colonel Emerson, left by rail at 9.30 this morning, and will report to you on its arrival at Monocacy bridge. Acknowledge the receipt of this.

H. S. BRIGGS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 26, 1863.

Colonel TRUEX,

Commanding, &c., Frederick or Monocacy Bridge, Md.:

The One hundred and fifty-first New York, Colonel Emerson, and all available portion of the Fourteenth New Jersey, must be kept ready to move westward whenever called for by Brigadier-General Kelley.

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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