War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0045 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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movement of Hancock as early as 2 o'clock this morning. From other prisoners, who state the circumstances in detail, I learn that night before last, during Ewell's attack, Longstreet's corps was moved from the enemy's extreme right to the rear of his left, and at a late hour of the night moved back again. I state this because there are reports in the papers that a part of Longstreet's corps, no included in Pickett's division, has appeared in front of General Butler, whereas our examinations account daily for Field's and McLaws' divisions. an intelligent prisoner reports Johnson's division to have numbered (prior to night before last) 1,160 muskets, and says it suffered then also. I transmit Richmond paper 19th instant, giving some account of Sheridan's return.

Respectfully,

GEORGE H. SHARPE,

Colonel, &c.

[Indorsement.]

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

Please return after reading.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

BEVERLY HOUSE SIGNAL STATION,

May 21, 1864-6 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

It is very smoky this a. m. There is no change in the enemy's guns or troops in front of the Fifth Corps.

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

MAY 21, 1964.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The accompanying messages were intercepted at rebel signal station on the Catlett farm, south of Guiney's Station.

B. F. FISHER,

Captain.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

MAY 21, 1864-9.30 a. m.

General LEE:

About 80 men in front. Regiments of infantry in the rear seem to be cooking. A long column of infantry and wagons were passing for hours upon the Bowling Green road; brigade of cavalry in advance.

B.,

Colonel.

DAVIS,

Signal Officer.