War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0507 Chapter XLI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Near Robertson's Tavern, November 28, 1863-9 a.m.

General BIRNEY:

You will march your division past General Carr and mass it on the right of the Sixth Corps, leaving room for General Prince between you and General Carr.

General PRINCE:

You will move your division in rear of General Birney and mass between him and General Carr.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 28, 1863-9.30 a.m.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

GENERAL: Your dispatch is received. General Sedgwick is now moving forward on the old turnpike. As soon as he has cleared the road you will follow him, unless otherwise directed before then.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

November 28, 1863.

As soon as the Sixth Corps moves on so as to clear the road, General Birney (First Division) will move on, keeping closed up to the Sixth Corps trains.

General Prince (Second Division) will follow the First Division, keeping well closed up.

Division commanders will issue their ammunition as soon as possible.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 28, 1863.

Commanding Officers of Corps:

As soon as you have taken position and examined the position of the enemy in front, you will report to the major-general commanding upon the practicability of carrying their position by assault.

By command of Major-General Meade:

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.