War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0581 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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is best, when you are sure it can be done, to withdraw one-half of each of Bartlett's and Sweitzer's brigades, with a part of the artillery, to the line just back of the church as early as 3 a. m., so that we can be prepared. I think we will not have to move to-morrow, so that we need not mind fatiguing the men.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS, June 4, 1864-11.55 p. m.

General WARREN:

I will direct the artillery to be placed as you suggest at once. In case of firing I can withdraw a part of Colonel Sweitzer's brigade.

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 4, 1864-7.30 a. m.

Brigadier General S. W. CRAWFORD,

Commanding Second Division, Fifth Corps:

The commanding general desires that you will at once send in lists of the officers proposed for the two new regiments organized from the Pennsylvania Reserves. If any of the officers recommended are absent, please note the fact in a remark.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 4, 1864.

Brigadier General S. W. CRAWFORD,

Commanding Second Division, Fifth Corps:

The commanding general thinks that the new regiments organized from the Pennsylvania Reserves had better be called the First and Second Pennsylvania Veteran Reserve Regiments. Have the officers retained for the new regiments been transferred to these regiments with the same rank they held in the old regiments? The commanding general presumes such to be the case, but desires to know certainly before acting upon your request with regard to the muster in of the officers.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

General CUTLER:

Considering the very great length of our line, our isolated position, and the facility the woods afford the enemy for massing troops against our center during the night for an assault at day-