War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0056 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 21, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following corrected report of prisoners taken on the 19th instant. Heavy artillery brigade, Colonel Kitching commanding, 70, sent direct to headquarters Army of the Potomac; Third Brigade, Second Division, Colonel Bowerman commanding, 34, sent to headquarters Army of the Potomac; Third Division, Brigadier-General Crawford commanding, 12, sent to headquarters Army of the Potomac May 20, 1864; total, 116.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-4 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs that you send your cavalry to seize the brigade across the Ta, and a portion of them to picket at Downer's Brigade. He directs that you move out beyond Catlett's, taking the left-hand road from that place, and send forward a force in advance to hold the crossing of Ta River. The crossing referred to is that which leads to Madison's Ordinary. General Burnside is ordered to advance and take possession of the crossing of the Ta at Thornburg.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

Wright follows Burnside.

A. A. H.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-5.15 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs you to have a brigade this side of the bridge to protect these headquarters, which are established at the point where the road branches to cross Guiney's Bridge.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

MAY 21, 1864-6 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have directed Major Mitchell to stop the Maryland Brigade, which follows my wagon train, and protect your camp. I have told the cavalry officer to push out to seize the crossing of the Ta River, and will send a brigade after it at once. I do not understand