War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0059 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ing the cavalry at the bridge and take up as strong a position as you can find, with your whole force in the vicinity of Catlett's, withdrawing Crawford as far back as necessary for that purpose, but leaving some mounted men ou infantry where he is.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 21, 1864.

The command will be prepared to move to-morrow by 4 a. m., the object being to take up at that time a defensive position in this vicinity to receive an attack of the enemy should he advance in this direction. Further instructions will be sent at the time as regards the position to be taken. This is rendered necessary by difficulties having been met by General Burnside in getting to the position assigned him.

By command of Major-General Warren:

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS, Saturday, May 21, 1864.

[General WARREN:]

GENERAL: From the 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.

Very respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

SATURDAY, May 21, 1864-5 p. m.

[General WARREN:]

GENERAL: I have the ridge; do you wish me to geo farther?

Respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH INDIANA VOLUNTEERS, May 21, 1864.

Captain WOOD,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 1st Brigadier, 4th Div., 5th Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: The flag of the Fiftieth Virginia was captured in the first day's battle by Private John N. Opel, of G Company, Seventh Indiana. I regret that it has not been forwarded before his, but it was sent to the rear and only brought up this morning.

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

W. C. BANTA,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.