War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0509 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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[Inclosure No. 1.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-2 p.m.

Colonel SAMUEL J. CROOKS,

Commanding Twenty-second New York Cavalry:

COLONEL: You will consider yourself under arrest for having sent false information in relation to the enemy. You will turn your command over to the next in rank, directing that officer to report to Colonel Hammond, commanding Fifth New York Cavalry, for orders.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure No. 2.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-2 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH NEW YORK CAVALRY:

You will take command of the Twenty-second New York and the Second Ohio Cavalry, and with them, under Major-General Sedgwick's orders, you will cover the road from General Sedgwick's right to the Rapidan River, picketing and patrolling all roads leading into the plank road, and patrolling on the other side of the Rappahannock, keeping General Sedgwick and myself promptly advised of any movement of the enemy.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure No. 3.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-2 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER SECOND OHIO CAVALRY:

You will consider yourself under the orders of Colonel Hammond, Fifth New York Cavalry, while on detached duty under command.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 7, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

A force of infantry is reported by the cavalry pickets as advancing on the plank road. About four guns have been opened on our cavalry.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General.