War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0226 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 26, 1864.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

Have your trains parked at Chesterfield Station, on the south side of the road, so as not to interfere with the passage of the Fifth Corps, which will move on the north side of the Sixth Corps, and take the route farthest from the Pamunkey River.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 26, 1864-12 m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you continue destroying the Virginia Central Railroad as far as you can during to-day.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 26, 1864.

The corps will move at dark to Hanovertown, on the Pamunkey, via Jericho Bridge and Chesterfield Station, following the route of Russell's division taking the road nearest the Pamunkey River. Order of march: First, Third Division; second, artillery; third Second Division. Upon reaching Chesterfield Station the trains of the corps will follow the troops, General Neil detailing one brigade to follow the trains as a rear guard. One battery will report to General Neill to accompany the rear guard. The pickets will be withdrawn by the general officer of the day one hour after the troops have crossed the river.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 26, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

In my dispatch of last night I stated that Willcox's division was but 3,000 strong, which was a mistake; it is something over 3,500. I hope to send you a field return to-day.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 26, 1864.-10 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Major your arrangements for withdrawing Crittenden and Potter to-night, the former in consultation with Warren; the latter with