enemy's communications, while General Hooker, with his main army, crossed the Rappahannock and the Rapidan above their junction, and took position at Chancellorsville. At the same time General Sedgwick crossed near Fredericksburg, and stormed and carried the heights.
A severe battle took place on May 2 and 3; and on May 5 our army was again withdrawn to the north side of the river. From want of official data, I am unable to give any detailed accounts of these operations, or of our losses.
It is also proper to remark in this place that from the time he was placed in command of the Army of the Potomac till he reached Fairfax Station, on June 16, a few days before he was relieved from the command, General Hooker reported directly to the President, and received instructions directly from him. I received no official information of his plans or of their execution.
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Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. W. HALLECK,
Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
Numbers 2. Organization of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Joseph Hooker, may 1-6, 1863.
COMMAND OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL.
Brigadier General MARSENA R. PATRICK.
93rd New York Infantry, Colonel John S. Crocker.
6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Companies E and I, Captain James Starr.
8th U. S. Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, F, and G, Captain E. W. H. Read.
Detachment Regular Cavalry, Lieutenant Tattnall Paulding.
Colonel WILLIAM F. ROGERS.
Maryland Light Artillery, Battery B, Captain Alonzo Snow.
21st New York Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel Chester W. Sternberg.
23rd New York Infantry, Colonel Henry C. Hoffman.
35th New York Infantry, Colonel John G. Todd.
80th New York Infantry (20th Militia), Colonel Theodore B. Gates.
Ohio Light Artillery, 12th Battery, Captain Aaron C. Johnson.
Brigadier General HENRY W. BENHAM.
15th New York, Colonel Clinton G. Colgate.
50th New York, Colonel Charles B. Stuart.
Battalion United States, Captain Chauncey B. Reese.
Captain SAMUEL T. CUSHING.
Lieutenant JOHN R. EDIE.
GUARDS AND ORDERLIES
Oneida (N. Y.) Cavalry, Captain Daniel P. Mann.