War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0378 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HDQRS. FIFTH ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Old Wilderness Tavern, May 4, 1864 - 3.05 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My whole command is in this vicinity. There was no water to camp on after leaving Flat Lick Run. General Robinson is about 1 mile nearer to you than the rest. He pickets along the plank road to connect with General Getty, of the Sixth Corps, at Flat Lick Run. General Wadsworth throws out a picket-line along the gravel road, 3 miles toward Chancellorsville, to near the junction with the plank road. My position is good. The men are almost all in camp washing their feet, and with a good night's rest will feel fine. I have repaired the bridges here, at least six in number, otherwise not passable for wagons, and left a large pioneer force to complete the crossings at Flat Lick Run, besides calling General Getty's attention to them. I have one brigade out nearly 1 mile toward Parker's Store.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 4, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The commanding general desires you to be particular to note the hour upon all dispatches forwarded to these headquarters, as well as the hour you may receive any sent from here.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Hancock and Sedgwick.)

HDQRS. 3rd DIV., CAV. CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Parker's Store, May 4, 1864 - 7.50 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

My whole division is at this place, patrols and advanced parties well out on the Spotsylvania and Orange roads. No enemy on former, and but small parties on this. Drove them 6 miles, or to within 1 mile of Mine [Run] road. Patrol from here toward Robertson's not yet reported. Rodes' division reported to be stretched along the road as far as 12 miles this side of Orange. Will notify you of any changes in this direction.

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Wilderness Tavern, May 4, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

The command will be held ready to move at 5 a. m. to-morrow. Further instructions will be given in the morning. The order of march will be as follows: Third Division leading, next Fourth Di