War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0848 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 17, 1864.

[Captain MARVIN:]

CAPTAIN: General Griffin has just left me. We had arranged to put artillery in the interval, and if any room was left, we will fill it some way.

Your,

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

May 17, 1864-11.30 p. m.

Colonel J. H. KITCHING,

Commanding Heavy Artillery:

COLONEL: By order from the major-general commanding corps, you will have your command in complete readiness to move at 3 o'clock to-morrow morning, 18th instant, the men to have their breakfasts and be under arms awaiting orders at that hour. You will report in person to these headquarters at 3 o'clock for further instructions. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 17, 1864-3.45 p. m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The scouting party have returned from Hamilton's Crossing and vicinity, and report no enemy there. The rebel cavalry left here last night.

KERWIN,

Commanding Pennsylvania Cavalry.

MAY 17, 1864-3.50 p. m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

Colonel H[ammond] is now sending a force to Guiney's Station and across Po River.

PAINE,

Captain Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 17, 1864.

The corps will move shortly after dark back to the Landrum house, following the Second Corps, which moves at dark. General Neill will move first, keeping well closed on the Second Corps. General Ricketts and General Russell will follow in the order named.