War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0414 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Armstrong's House, October 28, 1864 - 7 a. m.

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD, Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that as soon as you have breakfasted you send all your headquarters vehicles, packmules, &c., back to your old camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

October 28, 1864 - 7.20 a. m.

[Major-General WARREN:]

GENERAL: The Seventh Wisconsin has come in. It was the last of my picket-line. It brings eighty-two prisoners, one an officers; also four horses.

Very respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 28, 1864 - 10 a. m.

General CRAWFORD:

You will at once begin to withdraw your division, moving left in front, and keeping well closed up. You will mass your division near Fort Cummings (the place where we cross Parke's line). As soon as you begin to move commence to withdraw your picket-line, beginning on the left and closing it in to the right. Let Colonel Osborn report to me when it is all gone. I shall be at the cross-roads, where we go into the cut we made through the woods.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 28, 1864 - 10 a. m.

Major WALSH:

Withdraw your cavalry after General Egan gets clear of the road. He is going to move from General Meade's headquarters over to the Vaughan road, and follow General Mott's division.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 28, 1864 - 6.30 a. m.

Major-General PARKE, Commanding Ninth Corps:

Let your provost guard keep Hancock's men. If they have arms and are numerous enough to be of any use put them with your men, Hancock knocked the enemy. He has recrossed Hatcher's Run and is on the Vaughan road. Gregg has recrossed.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.