ONE MILE FROM PARKER'S STORE, May 5, 1864-8 a.m.
Colonel LOCKE, Assistant Adjutant-General:
I have advanced to within a mile of Parker's Store. There is brisk skirmishing at the Store between our own and the enemy's cavalry. The general's order is received, and I am halted in a good position.
S. W. CRAWFORD,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Third Division.
Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:
The above just received, 9 a.m. General Warren is examining Griffin's front.
Very respectfully,your obedient servant,
FRED. T. LOCKE.
Dispatch from Crawford received. I have sent to Wilson, who, I hope, will himself find out the movement of the enemy.
GEO. G. MEADE
MAY 5, 1864. (Received 10.15 a.m.)
The enemy are working around to get upon the plank road. No firing at this moment.
MAY 5, 1864, (Received 11.15 a.m.)
Shall I abandon the position I now hold to connect with General Wadsworth who is about a half a mile on my right; he having moved up to connect with Griffin? The Fifth Cavalry not yet joined Colonel McEntee.
MAY 5, 1864.
You will move to the right as quickly as possible.
G. K. WARREN,
MAY 5, 1864.
It is of vital importance to hold the field where General Crawford is. Our whole line of battle is turned if the enemy get possession of it. There is a gap of half a mile between Wadsworth and Crawford. He cannot hold the line against an attack.
W. A. ROEBLING.
Major and Aide-de-Camp.