War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0512 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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corps has been ordered forward, one division of which has joined General Warren, with a view of crushing Longstreet, if possible. This leaves no troops at this point.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, May 7, 1864-2 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

General Sedgwick's corps will move immediately after dark. You will follow immediately upon his rear, taking the same road, stopping at the Piney Branch Church. These movements must be made with the greatest promptitude possible. Send your cavalry by the Brock road, where it will be relieved by Meade, a part of whose forces go out on that road, and the necessary orders will be given it by him.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

NEAR WILDERNESS TAVERN, May 7, 1864-2.45 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

(or senior officer present),

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

Lieutenant-General Grant desires that you at once send either Potter's or Willcox's division to re-enforce Sedgwick on the plank road.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Near Wilderness Tavern, May 7, 1864-7.15 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

Lieutenant-General Grant desires me to say that you will take your wounded men with you instead of sending them to Rappahannock Station.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, May 7, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The enemy have brought up their artillery. I am pretty heavily engaged. I have ordered up General Stevenson.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.