War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0580 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers --.

June 4, 1864.

1. In compliance with orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the Forty-first New York Volunteers is relieved from duty with the Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Fifth Corps, and will report at once for duty to Major-General Burnside, commanding Ninth Corps.

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By command of Major-General Warren:

A. S. MARVIN, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN,

Commanding First Division, Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you advance your skirmishers and feel for the enemy till you find him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE, June 4, 1864-5 a. m.

Brigadier General C. GRIFFIN,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that my pickets have advanced and are now in the rebel earth-works in my front. The enemy have left.

Very respectfully,

J. B. SWEITZER,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864-11 p. m.

General GRIFFIN:

Considering the very great length of our line, our isolated position, and the facility which the woods furnish for massing troops against our center during the night for an assault in the morning, I wish you would make sure and have your men on the alert at early dawn to prevent any such attempts succeeding against us.

Very respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864-11.45 p. m.

General GRIFFIN:

I feel so much concern about our center in case the enemy should succeed in breaking through where General Ayres is, that I think it