War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0519 Chapter XLI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 30, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

Suspend the fire of your batteries and your demonstrations.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 30, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

Be extremely cautious. The attack on the left will probably not be made.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 30, 1863.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that the attack is suspended for to-day, and as soon as it becomes dark you will withdraw the troops to their former position, or in that vicinity. The object of waiting until dark to withdraw is merely to conceal the movement from the observation of the enemy.

Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 30, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that he has gone to the extreme left, and that Major-General Sedgwick will remain here in command until he returns. Suspend your firings and demonstrations. The attack on your left is suspended, as well as that on the left.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 30, 1863.

Major-General FRENCH,

Commanding Third Corps:

What is the condition of affairs in your front? Have the enemy shown any force or made any movements that you have seen, or changed their dispositions in any way?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.