War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0839 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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over the Little River bridge west of Taylorsville, and over Ellett's Bridge, on South Anna. A special order for Colonel Bradley Johnston's regiment accompanies this.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. S. VENABLE,

Aide.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

May 27, 1864-7 a. m.

General BRECKINRIDGE;

GENERAL: The general commanding decides that it is not necessary to send Colonel Johnson's infantry ahead of the other troops. Let his command move with your own. They could accomplish nothing by themselves.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

May 27, 1864-7.30 p. m.

Major General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: General Lee bids me say that he wishes you to proceed after General Anderson, who will camp on a stream on this side of Haw's Shop on the road to Atlee's Station. General Anderson has instructions to move for Atlee's at 3 o'clock in the morning, and General Lee desires you to adapt your movements to his. General Lee's headquarters are at Jenkins' houses, near where you turn off to the left from Telegraph road to Haw's Shop. As there is good water in Stony Creek just where Anderson's line of march turns off from the Telegraph road, General Lee thinks it best for you to camp at thee intersection of these roads and make your troops comfortable for the night, and to communicate to him the position of your headquarters and condition of your troops.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. S. VENABLE,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

May 27, 1864.

Major General JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: General Lee has notified General Anderson that your command will follow the route of this corps. Our leading division (Field's) is now under orders to draw out and move down the Fredericksburg railroad. Kershaw moves next, and you will please follow him. I presume that the route to be taken by your trains has been already indicated to you.

Very respectfully,

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROUTE B.-Troops by Fredericksburg railroad bridge over Little River and South Anna. Trains by bridge over Little River west of Taylorsville and Fredericksburg railroad, and thence by Ellett's Bridge over South Anna.

N. B.-Route C carries trains of Second Corps also over Ellett's Bridge, on South Anna.