War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0364 N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., May 2, 1863-8 p.m.

Major-General SEDGWICK:

Inclosed dispatch just received from Phillips' house. Their horses are poor. They cannot but be panic-stricken if you give them a sharp blow in the night. Your opportunities are grand beyond question. I know you will improve them. Nothing from the general since you were here.

Very respectfully, &c.,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

[Inclosure.]

[F SIGNAL STATION, May 2, 1863-7 p.m.]

General BUTTERFIELD:

The enemy's battery (six guns) has left works opposite the upper part of the city. Saw it enter Telegraph road on crest of the hill in rear of Marye's Heights, moving south. Two guns have also left Marye's Heights, taking same course. Two batteries took position at 6.15 o'clock on hill south of the Howison house. Were still there at dark. Horses are harnessed and standing near battery on crest of hill in rear of Marye's Heights.

P. A. TAYLOR,

First Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, May 2, 1863-8 p.m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

General Brooks has taken the Bowling Green road, in front of him; is still skirmishing, and will advance as long as he can see, and will then take position for the night.

Newton is moving in the direction of Hamilton's Crossing, and at daylight the entire corps will be in motion.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General.

CHANCELLORSVILLE, VA., May 2, 1863-8.15 p.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS:

The general commanding understands that General Meade has sent General Sykes' division on the Hunting Run. He will establish his line on that, resting on the Rapidan, and extend it in the direction of Chancellorsville, along the line of the Chancellorsville and Ely's Ford road, as far as he can defend it. The general desires that you connect your right with General Sykes' left the same line of road.

J. H. VAN ALEN,

Brigadier-General and Aide-de-Camp.