War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0500 OPERATIONS IN N. C.,VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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at Robertson's Tavern, and directs that you move forward as rapidly as possible to Robertson's Tavern. Communicate this to General Sedgwick, who is to keep close on you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

[P. S.]-If you cannot unite with General Warren by the route you are on, you must move through to him by the left. It is highly important you should unite with Warren at once.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

November 27, 1863.

General WARREN:

I am at the junction of the road striking the Raccoon Ford road. The enemy are moving on my right and toward you. My line of battle is begin made accordingly.

Communicate to General Meade.

Respectfully,

WM. H. FRENCH.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

November 27, 1863.

Major-General SEDGWICK:

General Humphreys desires me to communicate to you that General Warren is engaged with the enemy. I am ordered to go straight to Robertson's Tavern and communicate with you.

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

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

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

Your dispatch of 9. 20 is received. What are you waiting for? No orders have been sent you to wait for General Warren anywhere upon your route. Robertson's Tavern is the point where he takes precedence and he is there now engaged with the enemy who are in strong force. He is waiting for you. The commanding general directs that you move forward as rapidly as possible to Robertson's Tavern, where you corps is wanted.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

[P. S.]-Headquarters are on turnpike, 1 mile in rear of Robertson's Tavern. Acknowledge the recept of this communication as soon as received.