War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0012 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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flank to your command and that of General Russell, whom you will accordingly po st so as to be apprised of any such movement as was made yesterday.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864-6.30 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

Respecting dispatch as to the wagons that should accompany the troops, there is no change in the original order requiring one-half the ammunition-wagons, one-half the entrenching tools, transportation for five days' forage, &c., to accompany the troops.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864-8.20 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

Burnside and Wright are ordered to push forward their pickets and feel the enemy. The re-enforcements sent to our right on this side the Ny from the Sixth Corps are to be retained there. The commanding general desires to know what disposition you have made of them and of your own troops on that flank. Major Forsyth, commanding cavalry detachment there, should co-operate with you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 20, 1864.

General MEADE:

I have sent Major Roebling, who was present in all yesterday's engagement, to assist General Russell in relieving General Birney and General Tyler. General Crawford has been instructed to push ahead his skirmish line till the enemy is felt. Major Forsyth I instructed to patrol the road to Fredericksburg and watch all roads leading into it from the west.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 20, 1864-9.15 a. m.

Major-General MEADE:

Major Roebling has just returned. He says our skirmishers advanced for more than a mile, picking up many of the rebel stragglers. All the rebels are back this side of the river.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.