War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0932 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864.

The infantry and artillery will resume the march from their present bivouacs at 7 a.m. to-morrow. General Griffin will be accompanied by the pontoon train. Secure the crossing of the Nottoway at Freeman's Ford and protect the laying of the bridge. On arriving at the banks of the stream the infantry will halt and mass. The cavalry will allow all infantry to pass it beyond Sussex Court-House and then follow. They will cross the Nottoway River at once upon arriving there.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-5.45 a.m.

General GRIFFIN:

The cavalry brigade will begin to pass you about 6.30 a.m. Then follow it. It will bring you past my headquarters, where I will furnish you a guide.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-5.45 a.m.

General AYRES:

Owing to the darkness of the morning, the cavalry will not get along quite as quick as I thought, so that you may run on to Griffin's column. If so, mass your troops till he gets out of the way.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-5.05 p.m.

Brigadier-General SEYMOUR:

GENERAL: The reserves of your division must continue with Wheaton, who is directed to mass on his right, near the Jerusalem plank road.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-6 p.m.

Brigadier-General SEYMOUR:

GENERAL: The reserves of your division will not accompany General Wheaton. They will remain under your orders where they were before the move.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers.