War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0353 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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as vigorously as possible, keeping him fully occupied, and, if possible, drive him in the direction of Rapidan Station. He turns the enemy over to you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. J. ALEXANDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 2, 1863-6.15 a.m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

The enemy's troops opposite this place remain in the same position as yesterday. Owing to the high winds now prevailing, I am unable to use a glass sufficiently to see whether there is any move on the roads between here and the battle-ground of yesterday or not. I will examine them the first opportunity, and report.

Yours, &c.,

T. S. C. LOWE,

Chief of Aeronauts.

MAY 2, 1863-7.45 a.m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

Heavy cannonading has just commenced in a westerly direction about 12 miles. The enemy are shelling our troops opposite here.

T. S. C. LOWE,

Aeronaut.

MAY 2, 1863-8.30 a.m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

I cannot say that the enemy have decreased, but they do not show themselves quite so much this morning, and I can see no reserve on the opposite heights.

T. S. C. LOWE,

Aeronaut.

MAY 2, 1863-8.40 a.m.

Major-General HOOKER:

Enemy shelling Sedgwick's position; supposed consequent upon Reynolds' move.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 2, 1863-9.15 a.m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

Sedgwick is all right. He has but Ewell's division in his front; the balance are here.

J. H. VAN ALEN,

Brigadier-General and Aide-de-Camp.

(Sent to General Sedgwick, 9.55 a.m.)

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