War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0565 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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MAY 29, 1863-9.50 a. m.

Colonel KILKPATRICK,

Gloucester, via Fort Monroe:

The general would like to have any information concerning the movements of the enemy in our front. If you can find any contraband who will go up toward Bowling Green and Guiney's Station, and move around inside their lines, and bring us information which can be gained from negroes there, of arrival or departure or movement of troops, he will be rewarded. Send any intelligence you can, without prejudice or danger to your movement, that will lead those people to cross the Rappahannock to us, or come to our lines anywhere whenever they can bring information of the movements of the enemy.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 29, 1863.

General JOHN BUFORD:

The commanding general desires to know whether you have any recent intelligence of movements of the enemy.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 29, 1863.

Brigadier-General GREGG:

Send in the direction of Waterloo and above Sulphur Springs, to observe any movements of the enemy. Let me know by telegraph the result. Keep a good lookout on that side.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 29, 1863.

Brigadier-General GREGG:

Is the ford at Rappahannock Brigade practicable for infantry at this time? Answer by telegraph to headquarters Army of the Potomac.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry Corps.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 29, 1863.

Brigadier-General GREGG:

Did you get my telegraph this morning, whether the ford at the Rappahannock is practicable for infantry? Please answer.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.