War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0496 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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BETHESDA, June [2], 1864-10.15 a. m.

General GRIFFIN:

General Burnside is going to withdraw his line so as to have his right rest near Bethesda Church, throwing back his flank. As soon as his troops have taken up their position I shall withdraw your division to the left, so you must have your things pushed up and all ready for the change of position. I presume it will take until near noon before he is ready for you to withdraw. I will send you word when he is in position here.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

General GRIFFIN:

GENERAL: General Warren desires that as soon as your command is ready to move out you report at these headquarters with your staff. He wishes to make some arrangements with you in regard to the movement.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

June 2, 1864-7.30 a. m.

[General WARREN:]

GENERAL: If you think best I will move the Second Brigade over in rear of the other two brigades of the division. I think that the Ninth Corps can take care of itself.

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: General Warren directs me to say that you suggestion in regard to massing the Second Brigade meets his approval, and that you can do as you propose.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 2, 1864-8.30 a. m.

GENERAL CRAWFORD:

Let the skirmishers of Colonel Bates' brigade move forward to the farther edge of the woods in which they now are. The same with the right half of the skirmishers of the Maryland Brigade. The line of battle of the left half of the Maryland Brigade should be moved forward 200 yards to the fence where Major Faehtz's skirmishers