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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, May 9, 1864. [Received 11.50 p.m.]

Brigadier-General MOTT,

Commanding Fourth Division, Second Army Corps:

GENERAL: By direction of the major-general commanding, I have the honor to send you a copy of instructions* from General Meade, respecting your division, which he directs will be complied with in every particular.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, May 9, 1864.

General MOTT:

SIR: The major-general commanding directs that the heavy artillery remain at Todd's Tavern until sent for to rejoin the Artillery Reserve of the army. You will so inform the commanding officer of that brigade and take command of it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, Todd's Tavern, May 9, 1864-11.40 p.m.

Colonel J. H. KITCHING,

Commanding Heavy Artillery:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that he will leave here at 3 a.m. to-morrow. As soon as he gets away you will call in your pickets and return again to Piney Branch Church.

By command of Brigadier-General Mott:

T. W. EAYRE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, May 9, 1864-12 m.

Colonel JOHN RAMSEY,

Commanding Provisional Brigade:

COLONEL: You will command a provisional brigade to consist of your own and the Twenty-sixth and Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Third Excelsior, and Sixteenth Massachusetts Volunteers. The First Excelsior will report to Colonel Blaisdell when we march.

By command of Brigadier-General Mott:

T. W. EAYRE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Meade to Hancock, p.568.

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