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RAPPAHANNOCK, May 5, 1864.

General FERRERO,

Commanding Fourth Division:

The general commanding directs that you push on your force as rapidly as possible to Germanna Ford, and follow the column from there.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. R. LARNED.

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp near Rappahannock, May 5, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: My command is in camp at Mountain Run, having made 30 miles in twenty-four hours; am unable to go farther to-night. Will leave here at dawn of day. If you have any instructions please send by the bearer.

Very respectfully,

EDW. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

The Ninth New Hampshire is in my rear. All others of the Ninth Corps have gone forward.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

May 5, 1864.

General FERRERO:

A dispatch has just been sent to you directing you to march on at once and cross the bridge. It is of the utmost importance that you should move at once; also send in an aide by the orderly who goes with this to report here for instructions. If your previous instructions have been received, and an aide has left in accordance with them, it will of course, be unnecessary to send another.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Piney Branch Church, Va., May 5, 1864-12 m.

Brigadier-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Your dispatch received. I have ordered General Gregg's division, via Catharpin road and Todd's Tavern, to Grove Church and directed him to open communication with General Wilson, who was ordered to Craig's Church in your order of last night. I will hold General Torbert's division in front of Chancellorsville to cover our trains and support Gregg. General Torbert has just come up; he was delayed by the trains.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.