War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0377 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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OFFICIAL.] HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 4, 1864.

The order of march for this division will be: First Brigade, Second Brigade, Third Brigade, Fourth Brigade. The Fourth Brigade will act as rear guard, and will have the picket withdrawn in time to join it for the march.

By order of Brigadier-General Barlow:

JOHN HANCOCK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FOURTH DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 4, 1864.

Brigade commanders will hold their brigades well in hand, as they are liable to march at any moment. No more fires will be allowed than are necessary to cook coffee. If the order to march does not arrive before daylight to-morrow the whole command will stand to arms at that time.

By command of Brigadier-General Mott:

T. W. EAYRE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

May 4, 1864.

This division will march at 5 a. m. precisely to-morrow. Brigade and battery commanders will see that their men have breakfast and are under arms at that time. Attention is invited to inclosed circular from corps headquarters for the details of the march.* The order of march will be: First, Second Brigade; second, batteries; third, First Brigade; fourth, ambulances; fifth, spring wagons.

By command of Brigadier-General Mott:

T. W. EAYRE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

Germanna Ford, May 4, 1864 - 4.40 a. m.

General WARREN:

My Second Brigade has crossed without any resistance. No force of the enemy found here. The First Brigade of my division will soon be crossing.

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

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Third Division.

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Germanna Ford, May 4, 1864 - 5.50 a. m.

Major-General WARREN, Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The last regiment of my command is crossing. My advance is well out. No resistance shown as yet. The bridge is nearly completed.

Yours, respectfully,

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

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* See p. 376.

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