War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0456 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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morning. I have seen General Wright. He says he will fight up to sustain you. General Ricketts' brigade has been withdrawn and sent around to General Sedgwick. Don't fail to move out, all prepared, at 5 a.m. I am at the Lacy house and can be seen at any time.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, May 6, 1864-4.45 p.m.

DEAR GRIFFIN:

By withdrawing my troops your left is entirely exposed. I have entrenchments for a brigade,connecting with Sweitzer, which I vacated. There have been no troops on my left all day. I threw it back some distance.

Yours, truly,

CRAWFORD.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 6, 1864-11 a.m.

(Received 5.50 p.m.)

General GRIFFIN:

As soon as you can will you post a strong skirmish line to relieve General Crawford and the brigade he had there, so that General Crawford can some to my headquarters with his brigade.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., FIFTH CORPS,

May 6, 1864.

The brigade will move at 3 a.m., in as quiet a manner as possible, to the point on the right of the pike where General Ayres formed his column of attack yesterday morning. The brigade will form a column of attack composed of three lines, and will be ready to attack from the point indicated at 5 a.m., in accordance with a general plan for the attack of the whole army. Everything in the army is to be pushed forward at that hour, and it is expected that every officer and man will do his duty.

By command of Brigadier-General Bartlett:

C. H. ROSS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 6, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Army Corps:

SIR: My command, Second Brigade, Second Division, is, as General Warren directed, placed in rear of General Meade's headquarters and north of plank road.

R. COULTER,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.