War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0354 N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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HEADQUARTERS, May 2, 1863-10.13 a.m.

General HOOKER:

Is the order still effective for General Gibbon to move to Banks' Ford to-day with his whole division, or to wait until it is uncovered?*

DANL. BUTTERFIELD.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 2, 1863-12.35 p.m.

General HOOKER, and Commanding Officer, Sixth Corps:

Gibbon reports at 12 m. that everything in our front seems perfectly quiet; few of the enemy to be seen. Hills back of Fredericksburg, near Telegraph road, occupied. Small force in the rifle-pits opposite Falmouth, and this force increased last night, probably anticipating a dash on our part.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

MAY 2, 1863-2.10 p.m.

Major-General HOOKER:

Ballons can't get up for the wind. Benham not yet laying bridge at Banks' Ford. Reynolds' column passing on the United States Ford. Supplies of Howard's, Slocum's, and Meade's infantry expire a.m. of Monday, unless replenished from their trains. All quiet here.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 2, 1863-3 p.m.

General HOOKER:

At 2 p.m. enemy took a battery from a clump of pines south of Howison house and four pieces from a work to our right of them. They are now standing in Telegraph, near Roe house, faced toward our right. See photograph map.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD.

MAY 2, 1863-3.15 p.m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

A brigade of the enemy left from opposite our upper crossing fifteen minutes since, and crossed Deep Run, and is now moving to the right toward Banks' Ford.

They have also disappeared from opposite extreme left below the lower crossing.

T. S. C. LOWE,

Aeronaut.

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*See Butterfield to commanding officer Sixth Army Corps, 2.30 p.m., p.363.

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