War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0386 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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RAPPAHANNOCK, May 4, 1864.

General WILLCOX,

Commanding Third Division:

In order to make it sure that your regiments left behind will join you, please take immediate measures to notify them to join their division early to-morrow morning. Major McCabe has been ordered to report to you.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

D. R. LARNED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Telegraph is not in operation, and I have sent to General Ferrero and General Potter to relieve your men, but you had better send direct yourself.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

RAPPAHANNOCK, May 4, 1864.

General WILLCOX,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: You will move your command at 5 o'clock to-morrow morning direct to Germanna Ford, keeping your trains well guarded. I will see you during the course of the march and give you such orders as may be necessary. The Reserve Artillery will accompany you, and you will please have them march in rear of your columns, with a suitable guard. You can give necessary instructions to Captain Edwards.

Yours, truly,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WARRENTON JUNCTION, May 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Manassas:

You will not move your division till further orders, keeping up a strict guard on the railroad; at the same time hold your command in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WARRENTON JUNCTION, May 4, 1864.

General FERRERO:

Be ready to start at a moment's notice. I may want you to join me at Rappahannock Station before morning. Has a train with Second Pennsylvania Cavalry passed your place this morning?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADUQARTERS NINTH CORPS,

Rappahannock, May 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General FERRERO:

Commanding Fourth Division:

The commanding general directs that you proceed with your command at 4 o'clock to-morrow morning for this place, thence direct to