War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0356 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 3, 1864. (Received 10 p. m.)

COMMANDING OFFICER SECOND CORPS:

The commanding general will leave his present headquarters at 5 a. m. to-morrow and proceed via Stevensburg to Germanna Ford, at which place a staff officer will be kept to indicate his further movements for the day.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Warren and Sedgwick.)

STONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

May 3, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

All quiet. Enemy still engaged on work in rear of Dr. Morton's house. Three small works at intervals of about 100 yards are being constructed this morning near and just in rear of Buckner's house.

HOLLAND,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

STONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

May 3, 1864 - 5.15 p. m.

General HANCOCK:

All quiet. Enemy have finished and masked with pines the new works near Buckner's house reported this morning.

HOLLAND,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 3, 1864.

The command will move to-night, as follows: The First Division will move by the interior road to Madden's at 12 p. m. The Fourth Brigade, of the First Division, will move at 12 in the direction of Ely's Ford, followed by nine boats of the bridge train, with the necessary equipage. The Second Division will move immediately after the First. The Third Division will move at 12 p. m. by the road crossing Mountain Run, near Hamilton's house, striking the main road from Stevensburg to Ely's Ford, near Madden's house. The Fourth Division will move immediately after the Third. Each division will be followed by one-half of its ambulances, one medical and one hospital wagon to each brigade, and one-half of its reserve ammunition train. The Artillery Brigade will move by the interior road to Madden's at 8.30 p. m., and park on the left-hand side of the road. As each division passes Madden's the commander will assign a place in the column to the batteries assigned to it by the chief of artillery. Battery commanders assigned to divisions will report to division commanders at once for orders. The foot artillery and reserve batteries will move immediately in rear of Third Division train.