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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 30, 1863.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Cincinnati:

Thanks for your promptness. You have done more than I could have expected or asked. Any help you send will be more likely needed from Parkersburg this way than at Wheeling. Scammon may soon need up the Kanawha aid which I cannot give him. My trouble on the railroad has been want of cavalry.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 30, 1863-4 a. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Commanding, &c., New Creek:

The Fifth New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery, 600 men, will leave for Harper's Ferry at 9 a. m.

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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NEW CREEK, April 30, 1863-8.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Baltimore:

Nothing new from Grafton; all quiet at 3 p. m. No communication by telegraph with Clarksburg since 5 o'clock. Presume Jones crossed the railroad and cut the wires. Troop trians will be here about 12 o'clock to-night. Will not be detained at Youghiogheny. Bridge will be completed by daylight in the morning.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

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HDQRS MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 30, 1863.

Colonel JAMES A. MULLIGAN,

Grafton, Va.:

General Roberts telegraphs from Clarksburg the advance of Jones at Shinnstown, seven miles north of him, and the advance of Imboden and Jackson eleven miles from him on the Philippi road. General Kelley will have you supported from the east, when you can support Roberts, I hope.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

Reply of Major General William B. Franklin, to the report of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Conduct of the War, submitted to the public on the 6th of April, 1863, with a map.*

On the 6th day of April last a report, purporting to be signed by the members of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, was published in many of the leading papers in the United States. The

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*For acknowledgment of receipt of the pamphlet by Halleck, see VOL. XXI, p. 1007.

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