War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0057 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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whether you intend me to move my whole command across the Ta River or stop to-night in front of Catlett's. I will have time to get an answer from you before I can get my troops in hand on this side.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-6.15 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

Your disptach received. It was not intended that you should move your whole command across the Ta River, but that you should move it beyond Catlett's on the left-hand road, and send a sufficient force across the Ta at the bridge to hold it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

MAY 21, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

Let us have anything that transpires. Michler was sent on road from Catlett's to blacksmith shop on Telegraph road crossing the Po; not heard from yet.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 21, 1864-8 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have sent General Griffin, who is just arriving, to camp on the road you designated to the Ta River about one-third of a mile beyond the forks of the road. General Crawford holds out on the right fork 1 1\2 miles, and near him are the vedettes of the enemy's cavalry. I sent my escort out till they ran against them. I sent some cavalry to picket the bridge below, and the rest, followed by Kitching's brigade, I have sent to the crossing of the Ta, about 2 3\4 miles from here. I have not yet heard the result. Major Roebling is with the party. I saw Mrs. Schooler, whose husband is a captain in Lee's army, and she was utterly surprised at our appearance here. General Crawford sends me the following; "From information I have received, the enemy are intrenched at Stanard's Mill on the road turning to the right at the Mud Tavern, about 3 miles from here." I will send you word again as soon as I hear from Kitching. I shall not be able to communicate with General Burnside to-night.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DETACHMENT, Whipple's Store, May 21, 1864-9 p.m.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, FIFTH ARMY CORPS:

SIR: I have the honor to report that, with my command, I crossed the Ta without opposition, and moved to Whipple's Store. Thence