War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0490 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 25, 1864-10.15 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

Since telegraphing you a staff officer has arrived from General Hancock. The commanding general directs that you send Crawford's division to this support at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864-10.10 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Which way shall I send Crawford-around by the plank road or direct along the railroad?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 25, 1864-10.20 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

General Crawford will take command of White's division as well as his own. Parke is instructed to that effect. He will take command of two brigades of Mott's division, about 2,000 strong, which are on the p[lank at the intersection of the road from Reams' Station, and take them with him. The enemy broke through Hancock's right.

Wilcox's division may be sufficient to enable him to drive the enemy back, but he will probably need more re-enforcements.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 25, 1864-10.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Send Crawford by the plank road since the railroad near Reams' Station is in the hands of the enemy.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 25, 1864-11.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

A dispatch just received from General Hancock informs the commanding general that he will withdraw during the night. As is now withdrawing and may not need the re-enforcements ordered to him, the