on the Mattapony, and that he is threatened with an attack. About 200 of Colonel Kilpatrick's men are not mounted. I wish you would leave them with me at present. I need them very much at West Point, where I have only 200 cavalry. I will endeavor to get horses for them in Gloucester County.
JOHN A. DIX,
Commanding Army of the Potomac;
I know of no force to prevent Colonel Kilpatrick crossing to Urbana, if he can cross the Rappahannock safely. Their horses in fair condition.
E. D. KEYES,
May 27, 1863-6 p. m.
Major General R. C. SCHENCK, Baltimore, Md.:
I have information, which I consider reliable, that Longstreet joined Lee last Thursday, 21st instant, with a considerable force, and there is secret intelligence among the rebels here that Lee has assumed the offensive, and is about to turn General Hooker's right by crossing above. Jones is in the Valley, at Forestville, west of New Market, with all his forces. One report says he is to re-enforce Lee; another that he is to attack here soon.
R. H. MILROY,
May 27, 1863.
Brigadier-General KELLEY, Harper's Ferry:
Let the pontoon bridge remain at Fairmont until further orders.
WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,
Washington, May 28, 1863.
Major-General DIX, Fort Monroe:
My information is that Lee is massing all his forces on the Rappahannock. As General Hooker reports direct to the President, I know not what he intends to do. I can give you no re-enforcement whatever. If, under these circumstances, your position at West Point is deemed unsafe, you will withdraw from it.
H. W. HALLECK,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
May 28, 1863.
Colonel J. C. KELTON, Assistant Adjutant-General:
COLONEL: I have the honor herewith to transmit, for the information of the General-in-Chief, a statement showing the two-years' and nine-