War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0164 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 24, 1864-5 p.m.

General CRAWFORD:

I have sent Eustis' brigade out to open communication with you.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 24, 1864-11 p.m.

General CRAWFORD:

I wish you would have your command under motion at 4 to-morrow morning and push out a force if possible along the road toward the railroad, so as to take position on the right of General Crittenden, facing the enemy's main line, and I shall move the rest of the corps down on your right.

Respectfully, yours, &c.,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 24, 1864.

Captain MARVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: My men are picking up a good number of stragglers on the railroad. They report that the last train passed down at 2.30 this morning, loaded with lumber from Charlottesville to rebuild the bridge over the South Anna.

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 24, 1864-11.30 p.m.

General CUTLER:

Move your command at 4 a.m. to-morrow, by the left flank, behind the line of entrenchments, down to where General Crawford's position was in the fight yesterday. I will join you as the head of your column reaches me. Take the Maryland Brigade with you.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 24, 1864, 1864-12.10 a.m.

Major-General MEADE:

Your dispatch of 10.30 p.m. received. The last of the two divisions has just reached position, and I have ordered the movement across the river to commence at 2 a.m. The march of to-day has been so trying to the men that it is represented that full one-third the fighting men have fallen out. I thought it my duty to represent this, so that if not important that the move be made to-night the men might have their night's sleep. Colonel Hyde, who has been