War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0457 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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back to Ninth Corps. The cavalry will be in its old position, and will then picket from Halifax road to James River. From this you will see that your corps will not return to old camps.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 7, 1865-6.40 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Heavy firing was heard from these headquarters thirty minutes since. Can you tell me what it was?

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major-General Humphreys.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865. (Received 7.40 p. m.)

General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

The firing you heard about 6 p. m., if in this direction, was an attack of General Crawford's upon the enemy, which drew their artillery fire. I have had no report from him since it began; it now has ceased.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865-6.45 p. m.

General WEBB:

I have received your dispatch requiring us to occupy a new position and forsake our old quarters. We will do it cheerfully, and, for my part, I am glad that, when any extension of our line is to be made, we have the privilege of doing it. All is satisfactory with us to-day. Wheaton's division can be recalled at any time.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865-7 p. m.

General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

General Wheaton's division can be withdrawn at any time you may desire. I do not need it to hold my position.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.