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attack from some of our forces upon their rear, and that they were fronting toward Richmond. (I do not know enough about military matters to understand the latter portion of that, but those are his words.) He states that the rebel General Thomas was killed yesterday, General McGowan's eft arm was broken, General Scales is missing; cavalry J. E. B. Stuart is slightly wounded but still on duty; General Pettigrew wounded, but on duty; Colonel Brown, Fourteenth South Carolina Regiment, killed. If this mand could be escorted to army headquarters he could perhaps impart some useful information. He exhibits every evidence of sincerity. If he is required I shall expect him to be returned to me, as I have employed him, he not being a slave. Please excuse this pencil scrawling, as I cannot procure ink.

I am, captain, &c.,

CHARLES E. CADY.

Do not consider this an official communication, but merely a statements of facts.

C. E. C.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864.

Dr. CADY:

SIR: The general commanding the corps desires that you send the colored man referred to in your letter of this date to headquarters Sixth Corps. The beater will conduct him.

Very respectfully,

ADAM E. KING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864-8.10 a. m.

General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report no particular change along my lines; all seems quiet. Is there any information of importance front he other portions of the line?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

MAY 15, 1864- 10. 40 a. m

General BURNSIDE:

General Birney will not be taken from you until it is intended to make another attack. You should prepare to hold the right by yourself when that takes place. All quiet on all parts of the line.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.