War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0355 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 2, 1863-3.30 p.m.

General HOOKER:

Only balloon ascension wind permitted, at 1 p.m., reports no movements visible on any of the roads seen. Enemy remain about same opposite Sedgwick.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

MAY 2, 1863-3.45 p.m.

General HOOKER:

Balloon reports a brigade of enemy left from opposite our upper crossing at 3 p.m. Crossed Deep Run, and is now moving to the right, toward Banks' Ford. They have also disappeared from opposite our extreme left, below lower crossing.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

(Copy to generals at Banks' Ford and to General Gibbon.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 2, 1864-4 p.m.

General HOOKER:

Signal officer reports 3 p.m., sixteen pieces artillery seen moving on Ridge road, in direction of Chancellorsville. Four wagons accompany the batteries. Four regiments of infantry retiring from Sedgwick's front.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

MAY 2, 1863-4.27 p.m.

General HOOKER:

The column reported by balloon at 3 p.m. as moving toward Banks' Ford are now reported as having taken the Plank road leading from Fredericksburg.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD.

MAY 2, 1863-4.55 p.m.

Commanding Officer, Sixth Corps:

Signal at Phillips' house reports enemy evacuating front.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

MAY 2, 1863-5 p.m.

Commanding Officer, Sixth Corps:

Lowe reports the enemy have entirely, withdrawn their advanced line, with exception of a small picket force. Lowe reports they have also disappeared from opposite our extreme left, below the town crossing.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.