War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0345 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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served at any point. The enemy's picket unchanged and no indications of a move on their part could be observed. Will send report from Southard's as soon as it is received.

J. H. WILSON.

THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

May 2, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff, Cavalry Corps:

Have reports from Ely's, Skinker's, and Field's Fords on the Rappahannock, and all fords on the Rapidan within my lines. All quiet, and no movement of the enemy.

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILSON,

Third Cavalry Division:

We cannot have a review to-morrow. I want to see you in the morning. Come up.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

CULPEPER, May 2, 1864-4 p. m.

(Received 4.20 p. m.)

Major General B. F. BUTLER,

Fortress Monroe:

What is the late news from General Gillmore? What number of his troops is yet to arrive?

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

Telegram as to probable time of General Gillmore' arrival already sent. Will be here to-morrow night or Wednesday morning with all his forces. Not more than two regiment and the there batteries behind now. There iron-clads here; one more expected to-morrow. There more guns-boats to arrive. Washington, N. C., quietly evacuated, bringing away everything. Four regiments received from North Carolina. Shall be ready at time indicated. All quiet on the south bank of James River so far.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.