War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0434 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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divisions fought you on Saturday, and that General [E. F.] Paxton was killed, Stonewall Jackson severely wounded, and Generals Heth and A. P. Hill slightly wounded. The Richmond papers also stated, upon what authority not mentioned, that our cavalry have been at Ashland, Hanover Court-House, and other points, destroying several locomotive to within 5 miles of Richmond.

A. LINCOLN.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

May 6, 1863 - 12.30 p. m.

General HOOKER:

Just as I had telegraphed you contents of Richmond papers, showing that our cavalry has not failed, I received General Butterfield's, of 11 a. m. yesterday. This, with the great rain of yesterday and last night, securing your right flank, I think puts a new face upon your case; but you must be the judge.

A. LINCOLN.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 6, 1863 - 1 p. m.

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

I have just returned from above, and find here your two dispatches to General Hooker, and one from him to me, directing me to telegraph you that the army has recrossed the river; that the bridges are up, and that all are under orders to return to camp. your dispatches were sent to him, and by this time he has probably received them.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

May 6, 1863 - 1.45 p. m.

Colonel INGALLS:

News has gone to General Hooker which may change his plans. Act in view of such contingency.

A. LINCOLN.

NEW YORK,

May 6, 1863 - 3 p. m.

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

Nothing will so cheer the hears of all good men as the immediate re-enforcement of General Hooker by troops from around Washington, Fort Monroe, and Suffolk.

E. D. MORGAN.

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 6, 1863.

Governor MORGAN, New York:

General Hooker has had, has now, and will have, everything he asks for by telegraph, which is always in full connection with the War