War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0254 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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Fourth Division, with Maryland Brigade, Brigadier-General Cutler; third, Third Division, Brigadier-General Crawford; fourth, Artillery Brigade, Colonel Wainwright; fifth, wagon trains; sixth, Heavy Artillery Brigade, Colonel Kitching.

By command of Major-General Warren:

S. M. MORGAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

Jericho Mills, May 27, 1864-12.50 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The rear of the corps has just crossed the bridge, and everything has passed quietly. The roads have been very heavy so far, and are said to be worse for the next mile, when they improve. The marching has thus far been slow in consequence. Will the major-general commanding inform me whether he expects the corps to be kept moving till it reaches Hanovertown, or whether a rest of, say, three hours can be taken after daylight? Without such a rest I fear the straggling will be excessive. I except to meet my supply trains at Chesterfield Station and to halt long enough to issue rations.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 27, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have gone into camp near McDowell's, or Cedar Hill Mill, about 3 1/2 miles from the point where we left the road on which General Russell marched. During the last mile the movement could be seen from the other side of the Pamunkey. I think it would be advisable, therefore, to move in the morning at daylight, so that the direction of our march could not be seen from the other side.

Very respectfully,

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

My headquarters are on the road, left-hand side, at McDowell's house.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

South Side Pamunkey River, May 27, 1864-12 m.

Lieutenant-Colonel MCMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

I arrived at this point with my command at 11 a. m. The only information yet obtained places Breckinridge's command at Hanover Court-House, some 7 miles distant; a larger force of the enemy at