War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0352 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

May 30, 1864.

[General G. K. WARREN:]

GENERAL: My picket-line has advanced nearly to the woods, and until it drew the enemy's fire. We are bringing in the wounded rebels with our own. I have Colonel Christian, of the Forty-ninth Virginia, wounded in three places. He reports that Colonel Terrill was killed before he (Colonel Christian) was wounded. Two other colonels lie dead, and probably Brigadier-General Ramsey [Ramseur?], as an officer answering to the description given by Colonel Christian now lies upon the field in advance of our pickets. I have sent out, however, to bring in the body in order to substantiate the report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

May 30, 1864.

General L. CUTLER,

Commanding Fourth Division, Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you withdraw your pickets at once and have your command under arms and ready to move.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 5 a. m.

General CUTLER, Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have your command in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 30, 1864 - 9 a. m.

General CUTLER:

Move your division at once to the southward and cross before or after General Crawford, as your division or his reaches the bridge first.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864.

General WARREN:

SIR: I have placed my Third Brigade on Griffin's left. It does not quite close the interval, but I think it safe, as there is a fish pond and ravine between them, which cannot be well passed by any one.

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.