War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0490 OPERATIONS IN N. C.,VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 27 [26], 1863.

Major-General FRENCH, Commanding Third Corps:

The commanding general directs that you move with your command as directed in the circular from these headquarters, dated the 23rd instant, a copy of which has been furnished you. *

Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

November 26, 1863.

General WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch ordering the corps to move as before directed received. All the preparations have been made.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 26, 1863-12 m.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

I have a regiment of infantry and a squad of cavalry over the Rapidan. The bridge will be completed in a few moments. About two regiments of rebel horse passed across my front coming from the direction of Ely's Ford. Gregg has crossed at that point. Only a few cavalry pickets were at this ford.

Respectfully,

GEO. SYKES,

Major-General.

[P. S.]-I shall move on as soon as the bridge is finished.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 26, 1863-12. 20 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch (10. 30 a. m.) has just reached me. I have already a division over the river. I shall halt, pursuant to your orders, until I hear from you.

Respectfully,

GEO. SYKES,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Germanna Ford, November 26, 1863-1 p. m.

Major-General FRENCH, Commanding Third Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Warren has crossed his cavalry and meets no opposition.

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*This is dispatch as recorded in Third Army Corps files, and upon it is noted: "Received 26th instant, at 5. 25, headquarters time; 5. 45 a. m., our time. Copies sent to everybody at 6 a. m., our time. "

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