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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 36, Part 3 (Wilderness-Cold Harbor)
Page 838 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
Jenkins' House, near Hughes' Shop,

May 27, 1864-7.30 p. m.

[General ANDERSON:]

GENERAL: General Lee directs me to inform you that he will stop for the night at the above place. He wishes you to have your troops made as comfortable as possible for the night, and to move at 3 o'clock in the morning for Atlee's Station. General Ewell's corps is now near Hughes' Shop and will move at the same hour in the same direction. The object of the general is to get possession of the ridge between Totopotomoy and Beaver Dam Creek, upon which stands Polee Green Church. You will give General Pickett all necessary instructions to join you in the morning. General Ewell's corps is just east of you and General Hill west of Pickett.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
May 27, 1864.

Major General R. H. ANDERSON, Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: General Lee bids me send the within route* suggested for the march of your troops. Pickett's division being so far up he thinks had better march with A. P. Hill's corps, and he desires when you send orders to Pickett to be prepared to move, to instruct him to move with A. P. Hill's corps and to communicate with General Hill at once.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. S. VENABLE,

Aide-de-Camp.


HEADQUARTERS EARLY'S DIVISION,
May 27, 1864.

Major-General ANDERSON, Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: The right of the Second Corps is encamped about 3 miles from Atlee's ad extends to the left toward Merry Oaks. I picket the road to Atlee's and Merry Oaks, and also have places a picket on the road to the Half Sink. My headquarters are at Hughes' Cross-Roads, General Ewell's are at Satterwhite's, very near mine.

I am, general, very respectfully,

J. A. EARLY,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
May 27, 1864.

Major General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: General Lee bids me say that he desires you to be in readiness to move at once with your troops. He wishes you to follow the route laid down by General Anderson's corps when the order for marching is given. This route is for troops over Fredericksburg railroad bridges on Little River and South Anna, for trains

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*Not found; but see Venable to Breckinridge, 7.30 p. m., post.

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