War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0322 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 1, 1864.

Major BEERS,

Commanding Battalion Fiftieth New York Vol. Engineers:

MAJOR: The general commanding the corps directs that you move your camp at an early hour to-morrow morning to this side of the river, and that as soon as the brigade of Colonel Upton has crossed, you cause the pontoon bridge to be taken up.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. A. WHITTLER,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENTON JUNCTION, May 1, 1864.

(received 8.40 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON:

Has Colonel Hartranft been confirmed a brigadier-general? If possible I wounded like to have it carried thought to-morrow.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CULPEPER, May 1, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Do you not think the Twenty-second New York Cavalry would be worth more to you on foot than mounted? Their horses wounded mount 1,000 veterans cavalrymen now with Meade's army and without horses.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WARENTON JUNCTION, May 1, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I am satisfied taht horses will be of more use to Meade than to me. I will dismount them as soon as they arrive, but I fear I will be short of cavalry.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

May 1, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE;

The Indiana and Illinois colored troops have just arrived here and are having their organization completed by Major Casey. The Washington regiment will move out to-morrow.

C. W. FOSTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.