War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0342 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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yet in position in this work. Both works are supported by rifle-pits and a ravine. An old work is seen on a small elevation to the right rear of the completed battery, but o guns in position at present. A six-gun battery south and in front of Reynolds, on Summit Point.

Independent of Bowling Green road and the railroad, there is a complete rifle-pit along the edge of the woods in our front; also short pits in commanding position over the plain.

[P. A. TAYLOR,

First Lieutenant, Signal Officer.]

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING,

May 1, 1863-5.30 p. m.

Major-General REYNOLDS:

GENERAL: Please put your command in readiness to make a demonstration.

By command of General Sedgwick:

M. T. MCMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING,

May 1, 1863-5.40 p. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

I have ordered the demonstration, directed by General Hooker, for 1 o'clock to day, to be made immediately. General Reynolds, supported by one division from Sixth Corps, will at once assume a threatening attitude, and maintain it until further orders. Another brigade will cross the upper bridges, to made a display in General Brooks' front.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General, Commanding Left Wing.

BALLOON EAGLE, BANKS' FORD,

May 1, 1863-6 p. m.

General SEDGWICK:

Saw about 50 or 75 in an open field, 1 1/2 miles up the river from Banks' Ford, and 2 miles back. Should judge they were skirmishing; they were passing from one thick pine to another.

E. S. ALLEN,

Aeronaut.

NEAR FALMOUTH,

May 1, 1863-6 p. m.

General HOOKER:

Sedgwick makes the demonstration, ordered for 1 o'clock, now, 5.45 o'clock. Reynolds, on our extreme left, assumes threatening attitude, and holds it until further orders. he will be supported by division from Sixth Corps. A brigade will cross the river to make display in Brooks' front.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.