War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0340 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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MAY 1, 1863-1.20 p. m.

Commanding Officer, Sixth Corps:

General Hooker's telegram was in reply to your letter as to which routes your columns were understood to move.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

BALLOON IN THE AIR,

May 1, 1863-2.15 p. m.

Major-General SEDGWICK,

Commanding Left Wing:

GENERAL: The enemy opposite here remain the same as last reported. Immense volumes of smoke are rising where the battle is going on, opposite United States Ford. A large force must be engaged on both sides. This would be a good time for some staff officer to ascend, if it is desirable to you.

Very respectfully, &c.,

T. S. C. LOWE,

Chief of Aeronauts, Army of the Potomac.

BALLOON IN THE AIR,

May 1, 1863-2.45 p. m.

Major-General SEDGWICK,

Commanding Left Wing, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The enemy are throwing up earthworks for artillery on a little rise of ground at the foot of the heights, about 300 yards from Deep Run.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. S. C. LOWE,

Chief of Aeronauts, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

May 1, 1863-2.50 p. m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Headquarters Sixth Army Corps:

Colonel Wainwright just returned from across the river, and reports the enemy in line of battle on the railroad, and strongly fortified, the same as yesterday.

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, First Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

May 1, 1863-3 p. m.

Major General JOHN SEDGWICK:

My men are still under arms. The result of the demonstration was, that the enemy also got under arms. From what I have told you, you will understand that I could not move without bringing on an engagement. Shall still keep them under arms.

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General Volunteers, Commanding.