Twelfth, and hold myself in readiness to move farther in case these two corps open the road in front of me. Headquarters of the Fifth Corps will be to-night at Harwood.
GEO. G. MEADE,
P. S.-Does the commanding general desire any disposition to be made of the five batteries I do not take?
CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., April 27, 1863-7.15 a.m.
General GEORGE G. MEADE,
Commanding Fifth Corps:
The letter of instructions addressed to you last night was intended to direct that your movement should commence this morning instead of to-morrow. The date of the letter was changed after it was written. Please acknowledge.
CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., April 27, 1863.
Commanding Officer, Third Corps:
The commanding general directs that you have your command in readiness to move early to-morrow with the subsistence (eight days') and ammunition prescribed by existing orders for the march. Further instructions will be sent to you later in the day.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 27, 1863-3.30 p.m.
How does it look now?
APRIL 27, 1863-5 p.m.
I am not sufficiently advanced to give an opinion. We are busy. Will tell you all soon as I can, and have it satisfactory.