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for an hour or two two to arrange final movements? I think your vessel should not make its appearance here by daylight, but arrive after dark and run through before daybreak. With the aid of the navy, I think a glorious success awaits us.

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

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MAY 2, 1862.

General KEYES:

Have your troops on the left well in hand to-night and be prepared to concentrate a large force suddenly if it should be necessary.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, commanding.

[11.]

MAY 2, 1862.

General SMITH:

There are indications of an attack on our right this morning. It may be a feint to cover some movement on our left. Look out.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, commanding.

[11.]

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, May 2, 1862.

General RICHARDSON:

You can dismiss your command, but hold it in readiness to fall in at a moment's notice.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, u. S. Army, commanding.

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WHEELING, VA., May 2, 1862.

(Received 5.30 p. M.)

Hon. EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

General Cox reports that the advance guard of the enemy under Colonel Scammon, in the Stone River Valley, had a skirmish with about 300 rebels at Blue Stone Creek, a fork of the river, yesterday 6 a. M.* Considerable number wounded and killed. We lost 1 man killed and about 20 slightly wounded. The rebels were completely routed and fled. Scouting party from Forty-seventh Ohio, on Lewisburg road, took 4 prisoners.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General.

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CAMP NO.5, Princeton, May 2, 1862-7.30 a. M.

Colonel E. P. SCAMMON,

Commanding Third Brigade:

SIR: Your strictures on the expedition under Lieutenant Botsford are very severe.+ I wrote you may account of is hastily during a

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*See VOL. XII, Part I, p.449.

+See Scammon to Cox, May 1, VOL. XII, Part I, p.449.

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