War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0388 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 4, 1864.

Major MCCABE,

Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Warrenton Junction:

The general commanding directs that you move your force on at once and report to General Willcox, who is just over the Rappahannock bridge. Acknowledge receipt of order.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RAPPAHANNOCK STATION, VA., May 4, 1864.

Major MCCABE,

Warrenton Junction:

General Burnside directs that you will guide the Third New Jersey Cavalry and the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry to this place; then take the Germanna Ford road and report to General Burnside with the whole command at Germanna Ford.

F. VAN VLIET,

First Lieutenant, Third Cav., U. S. Army, Aide-de-Camp.

RAPPAHANNOCK STATION, VA., May 4, 1864.

Commanding OFFICER TWENTY-SECOND NEW YORK CAVALRY,

Brandy Station:

General Burnside directs that you will move your regiment to Brandy Station at 4 a. m., remain there until 6 a. m.; then take the Germanna Ford road and report to General Burnside at Germanna Ford.

F. VAN VLIET,

First Lieutenant, Third Cav., U. S. Army, Aide-de-Camp.

RAPPAHANNOCK STATION, VA., May 4, 1864.

Colonel PURINGTON,

Second Ohio Cavalry, Ingalls' Station:

General Burnside directs that you will march with your command at 4 a. m., taking the beef-cattle with you; take the Brandy Station road to Germanna Ford, and report to General Burnside there.

F. VAN VLIET,

First Lieutenant, Third Cav., U. S. Army, Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 4, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that scout sent out on the first road leading to the right from Germanna Ford went as far as Barnett's Mill, at or near Mine Run, found the enemy's infantry pickets. Also the scout sent out on the second road leading to the right went