War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0396 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 5, 1865-5.25 a. m.

Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

The cavalry officer who was to have reported here with detachment at 1 a. m. has not yet reported.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

He is ordered to report at 6 a. m.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, Vaughan Road, February 5, 1865-9.45 a. m.

Major-General MEADE:

The head of De Trobriand's brigade has crossed the run after some opposition. The bridges are destroyed and the run filled with logs and nearly obstructed. General Smyth is at the crossing at Armstrong's Mill.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

FEBRUARY 5, 1865-6.25 P. L M.

General MEADE:

Everything right. They have tried to take our line, but failed.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Hatcher's Run, February 5, 1865-9 p. .m

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have directed Major-General Warren, with the Fifth Corps and Gregg's cavalry, to report ot you and to withdraw to this point. with these troops and the divisions of the Sixth and Ninth Corps I wish you to hold your present position, extending as far as possible toward our line of works. Should the enemy attack you again and be repulsed, or, if circumstances justify it, I wish you to attack him and drive him, if practicable, into his works. I shall be at my headquarters at the Aiken house in telegraphic communication with you. After General Warren is in position you can use the cavalry to watch your left and your rear, from whence we may expect in time the enemy's cavalry from Belfield.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, February 5, 1865-10 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Major Sanders reports that just before leaving Warren, three squadrons of Gregg's command came in, reporting they had been cut off form the rear guard by the enemy's cavalry. If this should be the case and