War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0093 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, May 22, 1864.

General GRIFFIN:

We expect to move very soon to Harris' Store. Information is now quite position that the enemy fell back last night along the Telegraph road. We shall probably meet with no opposition, unless it is at the crossing of the Mat River. I will give you the advance and send you a guide. Have everything packed up and ready. Take along what wagons you have with you, and the artillery now with you.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

In compliance with the above instructions the division will be ready to move at once, in the following order: Third Brigade, Second Brigade, First Brigade.

By command of Brigadier-General Griffin:

C. B. MERVINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 22, 1864-2 p. m.

General GRIFFIN:

If any infantry come out against you it will be from your left from the southeast. The troops should form facing southwest and move in that direction. When the cavalry is over on the plain, look out for your left.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 22, 1864-3.30 a. m.

General CRAWFORD:

Since I saw you I have again had countermanding orders to prepared to advance, so that I have additional reasons for wanting that brigade pushed out as soon as possible along the ridge. Let it keep going till it strikes the enemy.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 5TH ARMY CORPS, May 22, 1864-6.45 a. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel McCOY.

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Division:

COLONEL: I have advanced full 2 miles, more than a mile from barricade erected by enemy last night. Have found nothing but cavalry, probably scouts. Am still advancing; am in a thick woods, and no prospect of open country.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

JAMES L. BATES,

Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade.