War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0374 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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RAPPAHANNOCK, May 4, 1864.

General H. W. BENHAM,

Navy-Yard:

Bridge laid at 11 a. m. the 3rd. Will return if I can; if not, will have to go on by order of General Burnside.

H. V. SLOSSON,

Captain, Fifteenth New York Engineers.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 4, 1864 - 6.30 a. m.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

The head of my column arrived here at 5.30, and has just commenced crossing the canvas bridge. The wooden bridge is being laid. General Gregg is moving to Chancellorsville. I shall move on at once.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Germanna Ford, May 4, 1864 - 8.35 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

I am directed by the major-general commanding to acknowledge your dispatch of 6.30 a. m., and to say that one division of cavalry has crossed at this point, and when last head from had reached Old Wilderness Tavern. One division of infantry has also crossed and another is about crossing. The crossing here is slow.

I am, very respectfully,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Chancellor's House, May 4, 1864 - 9.50 a. m.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

My leading division is just encamping on the Fredericksburg road, beyond this place. Have heard nothing of the enemy. General Gregg has moved to Alrich's and Piney Branch Church. He reports that there is no infantry (rebel) near Fredericksburg; also that there is a cavalry review to-day at Hamilton's Crossing. I shall push my pickets down the plank road to try and connect with General Warren, where the Germanna plank road comes in.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.