War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0351 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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2.10 p. m. and will support Hardin by my division. I am throwing my left very much around. My intention is to advance steadily down the Mechanicsville road and connect with Griffin, protecting my own left. The batteries following Griffin have just moved in, but I await Hardin's movement. I hope you will throw out our left well.

Very respectfully, yours,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

May 30, 1864.

[General G. K. WARREN:]

GENERAL: My line is now established. I have an officer in a tree from which he can see the enemy's movement. He reports that the enemy are forming at the Mechanicsville pike in two lines, and that they are marching to the right and left, principally to the left. The enemy are now advancing their skirmish line on my right.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 11 a. m.

General CRAWFORD:

General Warren desires you to look out well for General Griffin's left, while he is advancing. General Griffin is now trying to form connection with the Second Corps on his right.

W. A. ROEBLING,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

MAY 30, 1864 - 3 p. m.

General CRAWFORD:

Be careful not to run your left flank against any strong force. The cavalry do not co-operate with us in any reliable way, as far as I can learn. If you find any of ours, post them on your flank.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

May 30, 1864.

[General G. K. WARREN:]

GENERAL: The enemy advanced his line at 6.30 p. m. My line opened when the enemy were within 100 yards. They were repulsed along the whole line. My line advanced, and we have between 50 and 60 prisoners, 6 officers. There are over 300 dead rebels in our front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.