War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0615 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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and Dalton. He directs also that this shall be given at once, and desires that there be no cheering by the men. This rule has been observed in the other corps.

I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

D. R. LARNED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to other division commanders.)

HDQRS. DETACHMENT NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Ny River, May 10, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel WELD,

Commanding First Brigade, First Division:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that your order the Fourth and Tenth Regulars to report to Colonel Humphrey, on the right, to support Roemer's battery, and to keep open communication with General Meade's army.

Respectfully,

W. V. RICHARDS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Alsop's House, May 10, 1864-12.30 p. m.

Colonel GRIFFIN:

COLONEL: Please direct Colonel Morrison to scout out well on the plank road, and from it to the right, also down the Telegraph road, in order to give timely notice of any approach of the enemy, and report to these headquarters the result.

Very respectfully, yours,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

May 10, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER AT ALRICH'S:

The enemy is moving in force on our right. Is supposed to be advancing rapidly. Prepare to protect trains, and attack him if he comes within your reach.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 10, 1864.

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I turned the enemy's right and got into their rear. Did not meet sufficient of cavalry to stop me. Destroyed from 8 to 10 miles of Orange railroad, 2 locomotives, 3 trains, and a very large amount of supplies. The enemy were making a depot of supplies at Beaver