War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0256 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 22, 1863-11. 15 a. m.

Major-General SLOCUM, Leesburg:

If you should need batteries before the reserve batteries reach you, call on Howard. They cannot be sent up until cavalry are here to escort them. Pleasonton was very successful yesterday.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 22, 1863.

Captain TURNBULL, Edwards Ferry:

General Wadsworth is bridging Goose Creek near the pike. Can you bridge Goose Creek near the mouth, on a road that will conduct to Edwards Ferry?

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General. EDWARDS FERRY,

June 22, 1863.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

I can bridge Goose Creek anywhere within one-half mile of its mouth. I was informed this morning by an officer of General Howard's command that a good road could be made from General Howard's headquarters to the mouth of Goose Creek. CHAS. N. TURNBULL, Captain of Engineers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, Thoroughfare Gap,

June 22, 1863-6. 20 [p. m.]

General BUTTERFILED, Chief of Staff:

About 1 p. m. a squadron of my cavalry, sent from Gainesville toward New Baltimore, fell into an ambush 2 miles beyond Buckland Mills; were driven to within 2 miles of Gainesville, with a reported loss of 30 men. The attacking force was about a regiment of cavalry. Our cavalry, however, I have no doubt picket to within a mile of New Baltimore, as a squadron sent on the road from here to New Baltimore had a skirmish with the enemy near the junction of this road and the Warrenton pike, and held its ground.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 22, 1863.

(Received 7 p. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

Your dispatch received. The general thinks that you had better not send in any train until General Stahel's command comes in, and