War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0420 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 5, 1864-12 M.

Colonel LOCKE:

The connection with Wadsworth is being made. The enemy hold the plank road and are passing up.

CRAWFORD.

General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS

May 5, 1864-7.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General WADSWORTH,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: The movement toward Parker's Store is suspended for the present. You will halt face toward Mine Run, and make your connection with General Griffin on your right.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 5, 1864-8.30 a.m.

General WARREN:

The rebel skirmish line is about 1 mile from the field. I think they have tried Wadsworth's left. I will bear down to the left until I find him.

MORRIS SCHAFF.

Lieutenant of Ordnance.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION.

May 5, 1864-8.30 a.m.

[General CHARLES GRIFFIN?]:

GENERAL: I find an opening and tolerable position for artillery about 1 1/2 miles from Lacy's house. I am at that point with two batteries and one brigade. Have a brigade stretched thinly through a piece of very thick woods, and one brigade near you.

Your obedient servant,

JAS. S. WADSWORTH.

Crawford's troops in front, rear in sight.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

May 5, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Major-General WADSWORTH:

GENERAL: Push forward a heavy line of skirmishers, followed by your line of battle, and attack the enemy at once and push him.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

General Griffin will also attack. Do not wait for him, but look out for your own left flank.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.