War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0372 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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CONFEDERATE SIGNAL MESSAGES.*

STONY MOUNTAIN, May 4, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

Captain FISHER:

From Clark's Mountain to General Ewell.

From present indications everything seems to be moving to the right, on Germanna and Ely's Ford roads, leaving cavalry in our front.

W.,

Captain.

No change as yet.

TAYLOR.

STONY MOUNTAIN, May 4, 1864 - 11 a. m.

Captain FISHER:

From Clark's Mountain to General Ewell.

We are moving. Had I not better move D. and D. toward New Verdierville?

R.

Enemy still digging. No change yet observed.

TAYLOR.

STONY MOUNTAIN, May 4, 1864.

From Clark's Mountain to General Ewell.

Colonel c. will give orders about the trains.

STONY MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION,

May 4, 1864 - 3 p. m.

Captain FISHER:

Enemy moving infantry and trains toward Verdierville. Two brigades gone from this front. Camps on Clark's Mountain breaking up. Battery still in position behind Dr. Morton's house, and infantry pickets on the river.

TAYLOR.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 4, 1864 - 7 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

A negro boy, belonging to General Cook, an employe in the War Department, Richmond left there Monday a. m. to go to the man he is hired to in Jeff. Davis' Legion at Gordonsville; saw Longstreet's men (Georgians, Alabamians, Mississippians - no Virginians) marching in what he supposed to be a direction to left of Orange Court-House. He came yesterday and to-day from Orange along the river bank; says there are no pickets this side of Mine Run; says while making fire in War Department Saturday heard Mr. Williams in the Department say that Beauregard was on the Peninsula; nothing at Hanover Junction but cavalry; boy brought in by scouts; sent up river this p. m.

GEORGE H. SHARPE,

Colonel, & c.

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* Intercepted by Union signal officers.

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