War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0381 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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MAY 4, 1864.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

I have placed guards upon the bridges between Bull Run and the Rappahannock as ordered by General Augur. The rolling-stock is expected to be off by 10 o'clock to-night.

R. O. TYLER,

Brigadier-General.

WARRENTON JUNCTION, May 4, 1864.

General AUGUR:

I have distributed the troops on Cannon, Broad, Little, and Cedar Runs; three companies at each except Bristoe, where I have left four companies, Seventeenth [One hundred and seventieth?] New York.

R. O. TYLER,

Brigadier-General.

RAPPAHANNOCK, May 4, 1864.

SUPERINTENDENT RAILROAD,

Alexandria:

Do you know where Captain Wiley, commissary, is? If so, please make arrangements to send forward by daylight 100,000 rations of coffee, hard bread, sugar, and salt to this place, even at the expense of losing the engine. The rations should be invoiced to Captain Parker D. Boyd, commissary of subsistence. Answer at once if it can be done, and at what hour to expect the train.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

MAY 4, 1864.

Captain PITKIN,

Assistant Quartermaster, Brandy:

When will the last of your trains be loaded to go over the road?

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRANDY, May 4, 1864.

Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND:

Your dispatch is received. We have at this station a large amount of forage and subsistence stores for issue to the troops of General Burnside's command. As soon as we can dispose of them we can send the balance away at once. Please inform me at what time officers will be here to draw stores required by General Burnside.

P. P. PITKIN,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.