War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0382 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 4, 1864.

R. J. NICHOLL,

Warrenton Junction:

Everything must be on the way in before sundown. Order what cars you need immediately and load up at once.

M. J. MCCRICKETT.

MAY 4, 1864.

M. J. MCCRICKETT:

Suppose you countermanded your order for the empty cars, and the stores were abandoned, how soon could you leave?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

BRANDY, May 4, 1864.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE:

If the stores are to be abandoned, we can get the rolling-stock ready to leave here in two hours. A portion of the stock can be loaded in empty cars, which have just arrived, while we are preparing to leave. Please instruct.

M. J. MCCRICKETT.

RAPPAHANNOCK, VA., May 4, 1864.

M. J. MCCRICKETT,

Brandy:

All the stores you cannot take with you will be abandoned and destroyed. Instructions in regard to destroying them will be given by me to the commanding officer. Can you get off by 7 o'clock?

Has Colonel Marshall's command reached Brandy yet?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

RAPPAHANNOCK, May 4, 1864.

E. L. WENTZ:

General Burnside desires that everything be run beyond Bull Run by sundown. Please give orders to load up at Warrenton Junction immediately.

M. J. MCCRICKETT.

MAY 4, 1864.

G. M. HUNTINGTON:

Send empty cars promptly wherever they are needed. Everything must be beyond Bull Run at sundown. Two empty cars are wanted here. There are fifteen loaded now here. Bealeton is supplied.

M. J. MCCRICKETT.

MAY 4, 1864.

General STEVENSON,

Brandy:

Is the whole of your command up? Please come to the office.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.