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Page 11 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.


HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS.

July 5, 1864-9 p.m.

General S. WILLIAMS:

All quiet.

G. K. WARREN.

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS.

July 5, 1864-8.55 a.m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Report for this morning: Nothing of importance has transpired.

H. G. WRIGHT.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS.

July 5, 1864

Major-General HUMPHREYS.

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Two deserters from a Georgia cavalry regiment, who have for some time been on provost duty at Petersburg, just sent in by Colonel Bryan, profess to give information of the a character so important, regarding the movements of Breckinridge and Early (Longstreet), that I send them direct to you for examination. The note of Colonel Bryan, commanding cavalry, is also herewith.

Very respectfully, &c.

H. G. WRIGHT,
Major-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]


HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT CAVALRY CORPS,
July 5, 1864

Major WHITTIER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixth Corps;

MAJOR: I send you two deserters that give strange information concerning Breckinridge and Early being at Winchester; also that General Lee issued an order yesterday to repair the Weldon railroad. They have been on provost duty in Petersburg up to night before last and seem to be well posted.

Very respectfully,

T. M. BRYAN, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding Detachment.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 5, 1864-2 a.m.

General BURNSIDE,
Commanding Ninth Corps:

What is the firing that seems to be in your front?

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General.


Page 11 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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