War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0550 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Chancellorsville, Va., May 8, 1864.

Brigadier General O. B. WILLCOX,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you hold your command in readiness to move at one hour's notice. The command will take with it its proper allowance of baggage.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully,

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

In Camp, Alrich's, May 8, 1864-11.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General WILLCOX,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you march your command to-morrow morning in time to be certain to reach Gate at 6 a.m. with your whole division. The road is so obstructed by wagons that the general commanding wishes you to start at 3 a.m.

Very respectfully,

WM. CUTTING,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

Brigadier-General Stevenson will follow you with the First Division, starting at 3.30 a.m.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Alrich's, May 8, 1864-5.20 a.m.

Brigadier-General FERRERO:

GENERAL: Major-General Sheridan directs that unless you have received other orders, you move in rear of the wagons on the Alrich road, and protect them with your command. The wagons will move to the vicinity of Spotsylvania Court-House to-night.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

In Camp at Alrich's, May 8, 1864-11.30 p.m.

Colonel E. G. MARSHALL,

Commanding, &c.:

COLONEL: Brigadier-General Willcox will leave his present position at 3 a.m. to-morrow. The general commanding directs that you take the position of General Willcox immediately upon his departure, holding your command in readiness to move forward at short notice.

Very respectfully,

WM. CUTTING,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.