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ee between the Rapidan and Richmond, if he will stand.
Sufficiently informed of what was going on in Meade's army, and expecting an early advance, now that the spring was fully opened, Lee rode, on the 2d of May, 1864, to the signal station on Clark's mountain, near Ewell's camps, to overlook for himself—from that grand point of observation, which took within its sweep more than a score of Virginia counties, and from which was plainly visible every Federal camp in the nearby county of Culpephe crossing of those fords by his advance on the next day. Knowing this, Lee, on the morning of the 4th, issued his usual precautionary orders against the destruction of private property of all kinds, and, at 9 a. m., when the signal officer from Clark's mountain waved that Grant's columns were in motion toward the Confederate right, he gave orders for his army to advance, as prearranged, to meet the Federal movement.
Two parallel roads led from his camps toward the Wilderness.
Ewell moved, a
o the signal station on Clark's mountain, near Ewell's camps, to overlook for himself—from that grarsville, some four miles to the southwest from Ewell's, while Longstreet, that night, reached Brockuring the night of the 4th, Lee sent orders to Ewell to march upon the enemy at daylight of the 5thar to Lee's right, toward Todd's tavern, while Ewell's skirmishers were in lively engagement with tern watershed, which covered the deployment of Ewell and Hill.
Lee, Stuart and Hill, riding to naterial active veterans could lay hands on.
Ewell now held the Fifth and Sixth Federal corps in scarcely three miles away, at 11 a.m., just as Ewell and Heth were in hot engagement with Getty, whancing his entire battle line against Grant's. Ewell opened this battle, at 5 in the morning, by atick assaulted the right and Hancock the left.
Ewell's men strengthened their line, during the nigh Court House; while Sedgwick, withdrawing from Ewell's front after dark, was to march eastward to C