War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0422 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

May 5, 1864-12.30 p.m.

General SEDGWICK:

Hill's corps is reported on this road, Heth's division in advance. Have taken several more prisoners, wounded men.

GEO. W. GETTY.

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 5, 1864-10 p.m.

Brigadier-General GETTY,

Commanding Division, Sixth Corps:

You will report immediately for duty with your division to Major-General Hancock, commanding Second Corps.

By command:

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 5, 1864-10 p.m.

Brigadier-General RICKETTS:

The major-general commanding directs that you report immediately with the brigade under your command to Major-General Sedgwick.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

RAPPAHANNOCK, VA., May 5, 1864-12.07 a.m.

(Received 2 a.m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

I want General Parke very much but I know of no way for him to get here unless an extra train is sent. Some 60,000 rations for one of the brigades was carried off by the cars through mistake. If they could be sent at once on a train under strong guard General Parke could come with it. It is of the utmost importance that the 60,000 rations be sent to this place to-night.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 5, 1864.

M. J. McCRICKETT,

Alexandria:

Some 60,000 rations were sent back from Rappahannock by mistake. They belonged to Burnside's supplies. Do you know where they are? They are needed by General Burnside. If you get prompt orders to send them out, can they be sent out between this and daylight? General Parke wishes to go out with this train.

JAS. A. HARDIE.