War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0384 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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RAPPAHANNOCK STATION, VA., May 4, 1864.

Lieutenant BENJAMIN,

Chief of Artillery, Brandy:

Let the reserve batteries remain at Brandy.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

RAPPAHANNOCK, May 4, 1864.

Colonel MARSHALL,

Commanding Provisional Brigade:

Hold yourself in readiness to march to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock with your entire command. Is the Second Pennsylvania with you now, or was it put off at Brandy Station? Has it any transportation? If not, you must transport the officers' baggage, and stores will be provided for them. Please answer by the bearer of this.

Very truly, yours,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

TWO MILES BEYOND RAPPAHANNOCK STATION,

May 4, 1864 - 2.45 p. m.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, NINTH ARMY CORPS:

SIR: The Second Pennsylvania Artillery was put off at Brandy and brought back with me to this point. They have four wagons, and can transport only officers' baggage. My brigade commissary has just returned from Brandy, and cannot obtain rations for my command. The Fourteenth New York Artillery is now entirely out of rations, nothing for their breakfast. The Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry (dismounted) will be on to-morrow night, and the Second Pennsylvania Artillery the next night.

Respectfully,

E. G. MARSHALL,

Colonel Fourteenth New York Artillery,

Commanding Provisional Brigade, Ninth Army Corps.

WARRENTON JUNCTION, May 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General POTTER,

Commanding Second Division, Bristoe:

Leave two regiments on the line now occupied by your division, and remove the remainder of it to Bealeton to-day. Give the officer in charge of the two regiments left behind instructions to patrol the road well, and see that telegraphic communications are kept open and be in readiness to join you at Bealeton during the night. In the absence of any other orders, he will move forward to join you with all possible speed upon the arrival of guards from Washington, and the assurance that all transportation has left the line of the road for Alexandria, which will probably be before sundown to-day. The Third New Jersey Cavalry and Thirteenth Pennsylvania will remain in their present position until further orders. They should have an