War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0400 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864 - 6.10 p. m.

Colonel MCNARY:

Get your command in shape so that you can fall back on this camp in order. If Colonel Savage calls on you for support, give it at once. Ascertain what force the enemy has.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864 - 6.37 p. m.

Colonel MCNARY:

Draw in all your pickets to the Red House, and get ready for any move.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

STATION Numbers 2, May 4, 1864 - 6.40 p. m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

Colonel Savage cannot call on me for support. Cannot ascertain what force the enemy has in my rear.

MCNARY,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864 - 7.15 p. m.

Colonel MCNARY:

Fall back in good order on this camp immediately.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864 - 6.35 p. m.

Captain PURDY:

The enemy is at Deep Gully. Get your command ready for any emergency.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864 - 7.45 p. m.

Captain PURDY:

Hold yourself so that when you get orders to fall back that you do so on the Washington road. Keep posted of what is going on at the Neuse bridge.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

STATION Numbers 5, May 4, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

I have taken every precaution. I have a scout out; I have sent out extra pickets - 3 men to Seine Beach Landing, 3 men and a cor