War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0497 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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are. The Maryland Brigade should throw some skirmishers into the tall black pines on their left, where there are a few of the enemy's sharpshooters, and feel whether the enemy is there in any strength.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

June 2, 1864-9 a. m.

[General WARREN:]

GENERAL: The skirmishers of Bates' brigade were pushed out to the cap of the woods at daylight. The line of battle was at Faehtz's fence and is again being placed there. The skirmishers from the Maryland Brigade are ordered into the tall pines. I am about to relieve the skirmishers from this division who are in front of the artillery on my right. Will you please order those troops to throw out line to replace them?

Very respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

[General WARREN:]

GENERAL: I now occupy the enemy's advanced pits near the outer extremity of the dense pines on the left of the Maryland Brigade. The enemy is in force in the heavy timber in front of the present picket-line, having a battery in position in the cap of the woods. We connect on the left of the picket-line with the Eighteenth Army Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

Please send Captain Moneith as soon as possible.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

June 2, 1864-11 a. m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Army Corps:

My cavalry have reached Sumner's (upper) Bridge; find it destroyed. The enemy's cavalry on opposite side. They are in strong force in front and in the position which I marked on the map sent you by staff officer, Captain Parsons. A regiment of cavalry of mine is working down on your left flank, and will connect with you, advance with you, and give you information. General Gregg's division is also working up from Sumner's Bridge to connect with you.

Very respectfully,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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