War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0874 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 18, 1864

Major-General WARREN:

I have just learned that the connection with Crawford has been made and that all is right.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 18, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel OSBORN,

Acting Assistant Inspector-General:

SIR: You will proceed at once to the main train in the vicinity of Fredericksburg, and with the assistance of Captain McDonald, of the Engineers, bring up all headquarter and other unauthorized guards (no guards are authorized), and all orderlies not on duty, musicians, badmen, stragglers, and skulks, to these headquarters. Consult with Colonel Owen, assistant quartermaster, in the execution of this duty. Search also the vicinity of Fredericksburg.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 18, 1864

Lieutenant-Colonel OWEN:

I have sent Lieutenant-Colonel Osborn to bring up all unauthorized guards, stragglers, musicians, &c., to these headquarters, that may be about your train. Captain McDonald will bring them up with his command, leaving only a portion sufficient to take proper care of his pontoon train.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

P. S. - Have the division quartermaster furnish badges for the men, say 500 to each division.

G. K. WARREN.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 18, 1864.

Captain McDONALD:

SIR: You will please leave with the pontoon train one company or so much of your command, more or less, as is required to take care of the pontoon train, and proceed to-morrow morning to these headquarters, bringing your necessary wagons and tools. Lieutenant-Colonel Osborn is going down to bring up all stragglers unauthorized guards, musicians, &c., and you will please assist him in collecting them, and bring them with your command.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.