War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0340 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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pardon me, a stranger, in thus intruding upon you. I can assure you that if you will do me the honor and the favor the favor to give me a command in your corps you will never have reason to regret it.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,

R. H. MILROY,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

May 2, 1864.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Warrenton Junction, Va.:

The Twenty-third Colonel Regiment is presumed to be now en route to report to you, as ordered. The others will be sent forward as fast as they can be got ready. Two companies of the Thirty-first will reach Alexandria to-day, under orders to report to you.

By order:

C. W. FORSER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MANASSAS, May 2, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The Second Ohio Cavalry have arrived. Shall they continue their march?

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.

WARRENTON JUNCTION, May 2, 1864.

Brigadier General E. FERRERO,

Commanding Fourth Division, Ninth Corps:

The general commanding directs that the cavalry from for its march and report here early in the morning.

EDWARD M. NEILL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENTON JUNCTION, May 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General FERRERO:

If the cavalry have not started let them camp where they are tonight, and come on early in the morning.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MANASSAS, May 2, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

GENERAL: The cavalry started some time ago.

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.