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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

November 27, 1863-10. 30 a. m.

Generals CARR and BIRNEY:

Look out well for your right flank. Guard against the approach of the enemy; we are near them. Throw your flankers well out, and make them strong.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION,

November 27, 1863.

Colonel O. H. HART:

I have ordered the only remaining brigade of my division to occupy the place of the brigade of the Sixth Corps just withdrawn. Our line is very thin. Colonel Brewster reports that the enemy are placing a battery in front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servan,

HENRY PRINCE,

By WILLIAMS.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

November 27, 1863-11 a. m.

[General HUMPHREYS:]

GENERAL: The Fifth Corps is in sight moving up on my left. As soon as I get communication with General French, I intend to move forward and attack. Some musketry and one cannon shot has been heard in front of the Fifth Corps. Slight skirmishing in front of mine. We have possession of a road coming in from General French, besides the forks of a road leading from Raccoon Ford.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Near Robertson's Tavern, November 27, 1863-11 a. m.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

General Warren is at Robertson's Tavern, with a considerable force of the enemy in his front. The major-general commanding directs that you move forward as promptly as possible, and send word to General Sedgwick.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 27, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

Major-General FRENCH:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Warren has met the enemy in strong force-two divisions-