War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0473 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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General Sheridan will follow on the Fairfield road. By all means make Manchester to-night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

P. S.-The general commanding suggests that a triple line of pickets, thrown rapidly forward, and widely extended at a little before daylight, may discover the intentions and position of the enemy, and perhaps obviate the necessity of going into Fairfield.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp near Fairfield, June 27, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRANNAN,

Commanding Third Division:

The general commanding directs you to concentrate your division, and march, via Pan Handle Creek road, toward Manchester, halting in the rear of General Neley's command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp near Fairfield, June 27, 1863.

Major-General NEGLEY,

Commanding Second Division:

The general commanding directs that you move your command forward on the most passable road to Manchester.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Manchester, June 27, 1863.

Major-General NEGLEY,

Commanding Second Division:

You are directed to send one brigade of infantry to Hillsborough, and take up a strong position, to watch and command the attention of the rebel General Morgan, to cover the operations of Colonel Wilder in the southwest. Take one battery of artillery, and march early to-morrow morning.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-Genera and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp near Fairfield, June 27, 1863.

Major-General ROUSSEAU,

Commanding First Division:

The general commanding directs you to hold your division in readi-