War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0136 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN,VA. Chapter XXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 4, 1862.

Brigadier-General HEINTZELMAN:

Please have Kearny's division ready to move at once.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 4, 1862.

Brigadier General FITZ JOHN PORTER:

The general desires that some troops be thrown over to Gloucester as soon as means for crossing the river are sent up.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 4, 1862.

Brigadier General FITZ JOHN PORTER:

Please prepare to leave the smallest possible garrison in Yorktown and Gloucester and hold the rest of your division ready to move and to fight.

By order:

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 4, 1852.

Brigadier-General SEDGWICK:

General McClellan directs that you move to the vicinity of Yorktown to-morrow morning, with all your transportation, to be there at 9 o'clock if possible. Camp near the first parallel in front of it and there await further orders.

Give particular directions to your men not to leave camp; it is dangerous going about Yorktown until the torpedoes are removed.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 4, 1862.

Brigadier General E. V. SUMNER,

Commanding Left Wing:

General McClellan desires that you move at least two, and if necessary three, divisions to the front on the road toward Williamsburg, until you get to where the firing now is, or abreast of it, if it is on another road, and try to turn the enemy if possible.

Communicate frequently.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.