War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0063 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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will report by Captain Bates the condition of affairs with yourself, as also with General Burnside. A detachment of cavalry is watching the road from the vicinity of Massaponax Church to Hamilton's Crossing. The commanding general wishes you to keep up frequent communication with these headquarters. Captain Bates will indicate to you the locality of headquarter.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS, May 21, 1864.

This division will move this afternoon, following the Second Division, in the following order: First Brigade, Third Brigade, Second Brigade, Fourth Brigade. The infantry will give the road as much as possible to the artillery and trains moving on the right of the road.

By command of Brigadier-General Russell:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, May 21, 1864-7 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Ninth Army Corps:

The Thirteenth Pennsylvania and Fifth New York Cavalry, under Colonel Hammond, are now on your left. I know nothing of Captain Pike's company, no orders having been given it from these headquarters.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-7 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

I will order the tools to meet us at our next camp. There were enough at Fredericksburg and Belle Plain, but all our trains move to-day to Guiney's Station. I have not seen Captain Morris lately, through I have made every effort.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS, May 21, 1864.

General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

Have you any news that you can communicate this morning from Sheridan or other armies?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.