War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1327 Chapter LIX] CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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that there is a large quantity of corn t Mr. Schales', probadly enough for your whole command. General Hampton desires you to be ready to move m at daylight in the morning. He desires to push into Wadesborough if possible, and wishes that you would endeavor to locate the enemy by a few good scouts.

Very respectfully, your obedient servnat,

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Law will be in advance in the moning.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY,

March 5, 1865-6,40 a. m.

Major General J. WHEELER:

GENERAL: General Hampton directs me to inquire whether General Allen has come up and fed, and whether you have any information.

Did Humes get corn?

Very respectfully,

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

Wadesborough, March 5, 1865-4 p. m.

Major H. B. McCLELLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I learn from citizens that the only place we ford the river is at Grassy Island, which is eleven miles from this place. The state that there is an abundance of forage in the vicinity of Grassy Island. Grassy Island is twelve miles above Sneedsborough. The ferries above Sneedsborough are as follows: First, Haile's, five miles above; second, Wall's, four miles above Haile's third, Stanback's, ten miles above Wall's and five miles above Grassy Island; fourth, Duma's Ferry, five miles above Stanback's.

Respectfully, major, your obedient servant,

J. WHEELER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

March 5, 1865.

Colonel J. WARREN GRIGSBY,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: Major-General Wheeler desires you to move, with the trins, to Lanesborough and then move in an easterly direction, leaving Wadesborough to right and cross Pedee River. We move toward Wadesborough and will try to keep between you and the enmey. You must keep out scouts so as not to run unaweres on the enemy.

Respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

M. G. HUDSON,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.