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works reported yesterday 3 miles from this point; no ambulances or wagons observed with them. Camps on the river line remain unchanged. The work, containing four heavy pieces, on heights behind Dr. Morton's house, is being strengthened this a.m. A party of artillery are engaged in constructing new works near bend of river, one-half mile above Morton's Ford.*

HOLLAND,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPT.,

May 2, 1864.

Lieutenant HOLLAND,

Signal Officer, Stony Mountion:

What number of infantry do you estimate in the column ported moving to our left?

By order:

WM. S. STRYKER,

Adjutant.

STONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

May 2, 1864.

Lieutenant STRYKER,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Signal Dept., Army of the Potomac:

The enemy on the move occupied about an hour's time passing this point; well closed up; a division at least.

HOLLAND,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

MAY 2, 1864-1 p. m.

(Received 1.20 p. m.)

General HANCOCK:

Four wagons have just passed toward our left, opposite String fellow's Ford, and disappeared in woods. Don's know whether they were preceded by others or not.

ISRAEL THICKSTUN,

Captain.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General GIBBON,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires you to send to him at once a statement of the affair which occurred in the Eighth Ohio Volunteers yesterday, where certain men declined to do duty.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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* Transmitted to General Meade 1 p. m. May 2.

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