War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0510 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-2.50 p.m.

Major-General SEDGWICK:

A division of General Burnside will be sent to assist you as soon as possible. The commanding general directs that you send out some reliable officer and ascertain the nature of the force approaching.

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 7, 1864.

The corps will move at 8.30 p.m. by the pike and plank road to Chancellorsville, where the authorized trains of the Fifth and Sixth Corps will join, thence by way of Alrich's and Piney Branch Church to Spotsylvania Court-House, and the road from Alsop's to Block house. General Wright will take the advance with First Division and one battery. General Ricketts and the artillery will follow. General Neil with Second Division and one battery will bring up the rear, and at Chancellorsville will detail a brigade with four pieces without caissons as a rear guard to cover the trains. The pickets will be withdrawn at 1 a.m. and will follow the corps. Division commanders will take measures to have this done promptly and in concert.

By command of Major-General Sedgwick:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

May 7, 1864.

This division will move at 8.30 this p.m. by way of pike and plank road to Chancellorsville, where the authorized trains of the Fifth and Sixth Corps will join, thence by way of Alrich's and Piney Branch Church to the intersection of the road from Piney Branch Church to Spotsylvania Court-House, and the road from Alsop's Block house. Troops of artillery without caissons will follow the advance guard, the remainder of the battery will follow the leading brigade. Pickets will be withdrawn at 1 a.m. and will follow the corps. The division officer of the day will take measures to have this done promptly and in concert. The authorized trains, joining at Chancellorsville, will follow the division, unless otherwise ordered from corps headquarters. Troops will move by the left flank.

By command of Brigadier-General Wright:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

May 7, 1864-7 p.m.

Order of march this p.m.: Second Brigade, Third Brigade, Fourth Brigade, First Brigade.

By command of Brigadier-General Wright:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.