War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0605 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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FORT MONROE, May 6, 1862.

(Received 6 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON:

No transports can be spared from Yorktown for at least two days. There is no news that you do not get from other sources.

JOHN TUCKER,

Assistant Secretary of War.

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NEW MARKET, May 6, 1862.

(Received 8.10 a. m. 7th.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON:

There is nothing new to report. The enemy continue in large force at Swift Run Gap and below Harrisonburg. The position of our troops remains the same as last report.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

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GILES COURT-HOUSE, May 6, 1862.

Colonel HAYES:

Arrived here and took the place completely by surprise. No house burnt. Citizens all here. Large amount of commissary stores. Teams were engaged in hauling them away when we came. We have captured 1 major, 1 lieutenant-colonel, and 15 or 20 other prisoners. Completely successful so far, but need re-enforcements immediately, as the enemy is only ten miles distant with a considerable force. Send us some of the mounted rifles until you can come.

In great haste,

J. M. COMLY,

Major Twenty-third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

P. S.- I have just ordered Captain Hunter forward to this place.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK, Numbers 46.

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 7, 1862.

Brigadier General John Gibbon, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Third Brigade, of King's division (Cutler's), and will report to Brigadier-General King for duty.

By command of Major-General McDowell:

SAML. BRECK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 7, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

GENERAL: Your communication of this date, reporting the march of several of the enemy's regiments up the river, has been submitted to the general commanding, who directs me to say in reply that he is much surprised at your suggestion to meet what he does not regard as an emergency, even if what you report is a fact. With a large river in