War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0290 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

April 29, 1863-2 p. m.

GENERAL: In front of Falmouth the only enemy to be seen is what appears to be parts of two small regiments, probably not over 300 or 400 men, in the intrenchments some distance back from the bank of the river. There are a few lounger on the other bank; no fishing, and the pickets are walking equipped and with their muskets. I have just received the inclosed; not of much importance, but I send it. The telegraph station here is broken up.

Respectfully,

JOHN GIBBON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE,

April 29, 1863-12.15 p. m.

Brigadier-General GIBBON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that a wagon train of the enemy, of about half a mile in length, and which has been stationed back of their line of earthworks. has just moved up toward their left.

I remain, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSHUA T. OWEN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

APRIL 29, 1863-2.30 p. m.

Captain CUSHING:

A heavy column of enemy's infantry has been seen along the crest of the hills opposite this place. A long line of wagons and ambulances follows them.

HILL AND BROOKS.

SEDGWICK'S HEADQUARTERS,

April 29, 1863-2.30 p. m.

General WILLIAMS:

A long line of the enemy's troops is moving in the direction of Fredericksburg. Can see nothing but infantry. A messenger from a signal station, 10 miles below this point, says a brigade of the enemy's infantry is moving in the same direction.

FORTESCUE,

Lieutenant, Acting Signal Officer.

APRIL 29, 1863-2.45 p. m.

General SEDGWICK:

A body of infantry is marching along the Bowling Green road, just in front of your troops at Bernard's.

REYNOLDS,

General.