War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0472 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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faith and the good of the service require that the organization be retained. Save the division, and whatever my fate personally, I will quietly submit to it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 26, 1864-3 p.m.

General AYRES:

A deserter informs us the enemy have the intention to feel our left in the course of twenty-four hours. I wish you would have your reserve in approximate readiness to march toward General Griffin's headquarters to meet any demonstration there if made.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

[First indorsement.]

OFFICIAL.-General Hayes will hold his command in readiness to move rapidly to the left if any demonstration is made there.

By command of Brigadier-General Ayres.

FRED. WINTHROP,

Captain Twelfth Infantry, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

[Second indorsement.]

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., FIFTH CORPS, July 26, 1864.

In compliance with the foregoing orders, regimental commanders will hold their respective commands ready to move at a moment's notice.

By command of Brigadier-General Hayes:

F. W. PERRY,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 26, 1864-3.30 p.m.

General CRAWFORD:

Your communication is just received.* Inform Colonel Lyle and [General] Baxter of it. In case the enemy attacks instruct your pickets to hold on only long enough to give notice, and retire in as good order as possible. General Bartlett will occupy the

breast-works near his headquarters.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

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*See Crawford to Warren, embodied in Warren to Humphreys, 3.30 p.m., p.460.

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