War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0418 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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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.

[First indorsement.]

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.

Assistant Adjutant-General,

[Second indorsement.]

MAY 5.

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.)

Colonel LOCKE:

The enemy are working around to get upon the plank road. No firing at this moment.

CRAWFORD,

General.

MAY 5, 1864, (Received 11.15 a.m.)

Colonel LOCKE:

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.

CRAWFORD,

General.

MAY 5, 1864.

General CRAWFORD:

You will move to the right as quickly as possible.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 5, 1864.

General WARREN:

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.