War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0273 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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The Thirty-fifth Massachusetts will, under the direction of Major Morton, repair the ford over Reedy Swamp and build a foot bridge. The attention of division commanders is called to the direction given to have an efficient officer constantly in charge of their trains.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General POTTER,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move at 6 o'clock this morning. The crossing has been secured at Hanovertown by the Sixth Corps, and the cavalry are pushing out on all the roads leading to Richmond. If possible, arrangements will be made to place you either in the advance or center.

I am, general, your obedient servant,

EDWARD M. NEILL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 28, 1864-6 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Rebel prisoner reports Ewell's and Longstreet's corps 4 miles from here, where they saw them marching to keep pace or head off our army. A negro who left Richmond this morning saw large trains near Shady Grove, also large number of infantry. My losses to-day will be about 350. I am bringing a large number of rebels, wounded. I found a number of Springfield rifles, all new and most of them broken at the small of the stock.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your command and take position at Haw's Shop. You will then have your command in readiness to make a reconnaissance. The general directs that you hold the points you now have on the Totopotomoy Creek.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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