War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0309 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

April 30, 1863.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

In the present state of the atmosphere, it cannot be done without being seen. If the fog deepens considerably, it will be practicable. If it is decided to remove them, cannot the Engineer Brigade be sent to do the work?

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General, Commanding.

SIGNAL STATION,

April 30, 1863.

General SEDGWICK:

I have moved two light 12-pounder batteries over the river, as the position of the bridges gives us a range for them only.

Have you any more troops over than Brooks' division?

REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

April 30, 1863-p. m.

Major-General SEDGWICK:

Large bodies of infantry are now morning up to our right, from across the Massaponax. Columns 3,000 to 5,000 strong. I think it must be troops from Richmond.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING,

April 30, 1863-3.45 p. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

General Reynolds sends word in regard to movement of troops of the enemy on his front, as follows; "I think it must be troops from Richmond."

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

April 30, 1863.

General SEDGWICK:

General Hooker hopes they are from Richmond, as the greater will be our success.

BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

APRIL 30, 1863-5 p. m.

General SEDGWICK:

My working parties have drawn the fire of the enemy, and enemy are now firing at our bridge.

REYNOLDS.