War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0847 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 17, 1864.

Brigadier General C. GRIFFIN,

First Division:

GENERAL: General Warren directs me to say that he is now going tot he front along the left of our line with General Crawford, and that you will be temporarily in command of the corps. If anything should happen needing your attention I will notify you at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General CUTLER,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that Colonel S. H. Leonard, Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, do not assume command of the First Brigade, Second Division, but that the report to these headquarters without delay.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 17, 1864.

Captain MARVIN:

SIR: I have the honor to report that I have my command in the new position and am at work ont the trenches. It takes every man I have to form one line from the pike to the Ny River without any reserves. If General Griffin advances to the point indicated by him, he will be considerably in advance of my left.

Very respectfully,

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

[First indorsement.]

MAY 17, 1864-6 p. m.

General GRIFFIN:

GENERAL: I send this note from General Cutler as General Warren has not returned.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

I must have the line indicated at first, in order to connect with the Sixth Corps and afford the proper support to the artillery. General Cutler will, if necessary, make an angle in order to connect with First Division.

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.