War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0357 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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of the Telegraph road; three to the left and rear of the Howison house; fifteen in all. One regiment in the rifle-pits on Marye's Height.

JAS. S. HALL,

Captain and Signal Officer.

CHANCELLORSVILLE, VA., May 2, 1863-6 p.m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

The major-genera commanding desires you to send him all obtainable information, not only respecting Sedgwick's operations, but also in regard to any movement at Fredericksburg, the number of the force there, &c.

J. H. VAN ALEN,

Brigadier-General and Aide-de-Camp.

BANKS' FORD, VA., May 2, 1863-6.45 p.m.

General HOOKER:

All quiet. About a regiment reoccupy the rifle-pits of the enemy. Apparently the movement of Reynolds up the river has caused their reoccupation. General Gibbon reports (at 5.30 o'clock) enemy falling back from Sedgwick's front.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., May 2, 1863-8.25 p.m.

Brigadier-General GIBBON:

Everything working well. Sickles is in the enemy's trains. Sedgwick is pursuing here. Be ready to spring with your full supplies whenever you receive the order. Expect it at any moment.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., May 2, 1863-8.25 p.m.

Telegraph Construction Party:

The telegraph construction party will be ready to commence work at daylight to-morrow morning in the vicinity of Falmouth.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., May 2, 1863.

General HAUPT, Aquia, Va.:

Have all your material, men, and everything ready to move to-night with train, to commence work in the morning, if required. I may telegraph you at any moment.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.