War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0730 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864-8.45 p.m.

This division will hold itself in readiness to move at short notice, following the Fifth Corps, which moved at 8 o'clock this evening. Order of march: Second Brigade, Third Brigade, Fourth Brigade, First Brigade. The pickets of the corps, under the charge of the senior picket officer of the First Division, will be withdrawn one hour before daybreak, and will follow the corps.

By command of Brigadier-General Russell:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

May 13, 1864-1.35 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The enemy seem to have abandoned his position in front of General Wright's troops. Send out to see if the same is the case in your front.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864-7.20 [a.m.]

Major-General BURNSIDE:

My sharpshooters are advancing on my right and front and feeling the enemy. I thought it better to advise you.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding Second Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

May 13, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Have you a colonel that ought to be promoted for competency and meritorious conduct? If so, the lieutenant-general commanding will send in his name if furnished with it.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864-9 a.m.

General RAWLINS:

GENERAL: Colonel Hartranft, of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, has, I presume, been confirmed as brigadier-general. If his confirmation is not hazarded I would strongly urge the promotion of Colonel S. G. Griffin, of the Sixth New Hampshire, who has for the last few days been conspicuous for his bravery and gallantry.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.