War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0413 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Peebles' House, October 28, 1864 - 11.30 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

It is reported by signal officer that the enemy are moving toward our right past the Pegram house front. The commanding general thinks you had better commence the movements of return at once to the intrenchments, if you have not already done so, and less leisurely than the commanding general originally intended.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 28, 1864 - 10 a. m.

General EGAN:

You can begin to withdraw toward the Vaughan road at once. Send word to General Mott to commence to withdraw also along the Vaughan road to our old lines. Major Walsh's cavalry will cover your withdrawal on the Vaughan road, and you are to follow General Mott. You will also meet a brigade of General Gregg's cavalry coming down to cover the withdrawal.

Respectfully, yours, &c.,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 28, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

General PARKE:

I am ready now to withdraw General Griffin's division as soon as you are ready to withdraw General Willcox's.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 28, 1864 - 8.50 a. m.

General AYRES:

You will receive your orders from General Parke, moving to his assistance at any point he may require and be withdrawn by him.

A. A. H[UMPHREYS],

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

October 28, 1864 - 5.30 a. m.

[Major-General WARREN:]

GENERAL: I am across with my whole command, and am about destroying my bridge. I have 112 prisoners - two officers - with me. I am in two lines on Griffin's left, with one brigade massed on the center.

Very respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.