War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0095 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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halted, the road being blocked ahead by General Burnside's column. I have not reported before as I had no one who knew the road to headquarters, and the road was not considered safe.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 22, 1864-4.30 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The rear of my column is about 2 1\2 miles from the Telegraph road. The roads have been blocked in front during the greater part of the night. The whole column is now in motion.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 22, 1864-5.10 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The head of my column is near the Ta River, doubled up, waiting for the passage of Warren's rear guard. I passed it once, but the road became so narrow and the woods so dense that it was quite impracticable to move the troops farther by side of the trains. Nothing of interest to report.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

I send a dispatch from Major Forsyth.

W.

[Inclosure.]

CAMP CAVALRY DETACHMENT, Mud Tavern, May 22, 1864-3.45 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Ewell's corps commenced passing down the Telegraph road about 12 m. yesterday. Longstreet's corps passed the same way during the night, covered by the Ninth Virginia Cavalry, who withdrew their pickets about 9 a. m. to-day. The soldiers openly said in the presence of the negroes that they were bound for Milford, Anderson's Station, and the South Anna River. My pickets will probably furnish me more information before night.

G. A. FORSYTH,

Major, Commanding Cavalry Detachment.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 22, 1864-7 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that my troops are going into position with the right near the Madison place (Flippo's), the left extending