War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0723 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

May 13, 1864-1.30 a.m.

The command will move back on the road by which it arrived promptly at 3 o'clock in the following order: Third Brigade, Second Brigade, First Brigade.

By command of Brigadier-General Griffin:

C. B. MERVINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864-10 a.m.

General GRIFFIN:

General Hancock and Wright are each ordered to push out a division and feel the enemy. I wish you would have a close watch kept on the enemy along your front, and if you see an opportunity to advance under the effect of the other advances, do it. There are three batteries here you can have. Keep your command prepared for it.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

MAY 13, 1864.

General CRAWFORD:

You need not make any further demonstration. I am satisfied the enemy is in our front.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

May 13, 1864.

Captain MARVIN:

Three battle-flags were captured on the 5th by my brigade, which I have neglected to report before.

Very respectfully,

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-12.15 a.m.

General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

What about Griffin? Do you in your reply contemplate letting him go and using Cutler only? Please answer quickly.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 13, 1864-12.20 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I propose letting Griffin go, and have sent him word that he is not under my orders. I must keep such of Cutler's troops, not exceed-