War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0343 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ly's Ford, the bridge to be taken up as soon as they have crossed, and to join quickly at Richmondsville. Orders for a further movement will be sent you to-morrow. If possible take five days' rations of grain for your cavalry horses with you to Richardsville.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

My 2, 1864.

Brigadier General D. McM. GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: In case taht the river is fordable the general thinks that you can bring in the detachments at Morrisville and Grove Church by Ell's Ford.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. PICKET FIRST PENNSYLVANIA RESERVE CAV.,

May 2, 1864-10 a. m.

Captain F. L. TREMAIN,

Asst. Adjt. General, First Brigadier, Second Cav. Div.:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the scout to Falmouth has just returned, having left here at 9 o'clock last night, remained at Grove Church till 1 o'clock a. m., reach Falmouth at 5 o'clock. No enemy found on this side. Citizens report that all communications have been busily engaged in throwing up entrenchments during the past week. They also state that General Young is in command of the enemy's cavalry, and that Longstreet's forces arrived at Fredericksburg on Sunday, where they are encamped. The cavalry camps seen by the first are still visible, and the officer in command reports the river strongly picketed by dismounted men; cannot tell whether they are cavalry or infantry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. P. TAYLOR,

Colonel, Commanding Pickets.

(Forward to headquarters Army of the Potomac.)

HDQRS. FIRST PENNSYLVANIA RESERVE CAVALRY,

May 2, 1864.

Captain F. L. TREMAIN,

Asst. Adjt. General, First Brigadier, Second Cav. Div.:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that reliable information from a citizen has been received that about 5,000 rebel infantry arriver and went into camp near Chancellorsville on Friday last. Also that 100 dismounted men crossed the river on Sunday at