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[CHAP. XXXIII.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Willcox's Headquarters, December 13, 1862-3.12 p.m.

Major-General HOOKER:

GENERAL: In compliance with your permission, I have sent Griffin to support Sturgis. Let some one meet him on the street I left you in and conduct him. Humphreys, in compliance with orders from your engineer officers, has been sent six squares up, right and front, Hains, engineer, conducting him. Had I better cross Sykes or keep him on the other side until Humphreys is out of the way, and the streets more clear?

Very respectfully, yours,

BUTTERFIELD.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 13, 1862-3.35 p.m.

General GRIFFIN:

Tell Sturgis that Couch says he was carried the heights, and thinks Sturgis is firing without return. General Willcox directs that he move right forward. You will follow up in support of Sturgis.

Yours,

BUTTERFIELD.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 13, 1862-3.50 p.m.

Brigadier-General HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: General Couch has sent in word that he has carried the heights at the extreme right, and wants support. Find General Couch, and, if he desires your division, move it to his support, pushing any advantage gained. The bearer will inform you where General Couch is to be found.

Yours, respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 13, 1862-4 p.m.

General SYKES:

GENERAL: Major-General Hooker directs that you division be placed on the road in front of the Telegraph road. Your aide, Captain Ryan, has an orderly with him who knows the road.

Yours,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 13, 1862-9 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS, Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Your command must be supplied with ammunition to-night. You are to relieve or assist General Sykes in relieving the ad-