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the provost-marshal-general, Doctor Wormley being said to be concerned in the operations. The officer in command on his return will make a prompt report. The accompanying map* will indicate two of the places to be examined. I am unable to define the precise locality of Doctor Wormley's Ferry, but it can doubtless readily be ascertained from some inhabitant of the neighborhood.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CAMP NEAR NEW BRIDGE, VA., June 3, 1862.

Brigadier General J. G. BARNARD,

Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac:

SIR: I have the honor to state, in reply to your note, that the pontoon bridge at New Brigade was ready for artillery at 8,15 a. m. Sunday, June 1, 1862.

I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

O. E. BABCOCK,

First Lieutenant of Engineers

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SECOND CORPS D'ARMEE,

June 3, 1862.

General MARCY:

I am attacked, but as yet I cannot tell by what.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS D'ARMEE,

June 3, 1862.

General R. B. MARCY:

The enemy appears to be in some force opposite your new bridge. I would respectfully suggest whether it might not be well for General Porter to send over the river a sufficient force to cause a party to make the causeway on this side. The enemy are making no further demonstrations on my front. I have Hooker's division holding the advanced earth-works abandoned by General Casey, with his right resting on the railroad. I have ordered a regiment of horse from the rear to the front.

E. V. SUMNER,

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

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

Savage's June 3, 1862.

General R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff, Headquarters:

GENERAL: The condition of Casey's old camp is such from the large number of dead horses lying around that it is impossible for any troops

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