War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0509 Chapter XLI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

November 28, 1863-4 p.m.

General PRINCE,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: You will take up your position on the left of General Carr's division, and on a line with him. You will at once send a staff officer to reconnoiter the position, so that there may be no delay in movement.

By command of Major-General French:

O. H. HART,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

November 28, 1863-4.22 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have one division in position on the ground across Mine [Run] branch. The remainder of the corps is in motion.

WM. H. FRENCH,

Major-General.

[P. S.]-My headquarters, when changed from here, will be in rear of First division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 28, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that as the emergency for which the 100 cavalry were assigned to your command has passed, they be ordered to report to Major-General Pleasonton without delay.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 28, 1863-12 p.m.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you have a division in readiness for a reconnaissance to-morrow morning at daylight, which Major Duane, chief engineer, will conduct.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST SEPARATE Brigadier, 8TH ARMY CORPS,

Drummondtown, Va., November 28, 1863.

Colonel SAMUEL A. GRAHAM,

Purnell Legion, Maryland Volunteers:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to furnish you with the following instructions for the government of