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wo o'clock in the afternoon.
Hooker's Circular Order, May 1: Report of the Conduct of the War, second series, vol.
i., p. 124. I shall trace briefly the experience of each column.
The left column, composed of the divisions of Griffin and Humphreys, moved out on the river road for five miles, and came within sight of Banks' Ford, without encountering any opposition.
The centre column, made up of the division of Sykes, supported by the division of Hancock, advanced on the turnpike, and that position, it should be held at all hazards.
The reply was, to return at once.
General Warren also went in person and urged the necessity of holding on.—Couch: Report of Chancellorsville.
For confirmation of the same, see Warren: Report; Humphreys: Evidence on Chancellorsville; Report of the Conduct of the War, second series, vol.
i., p. 63. It was urged in the warmest terms that the occupation of that fine position would uncover Banks' Ford, thus, as I have said, giving easy communicat