fied lines, leaving an interval of five miles behind Pickett's left.
Responding to General Sheridan's call, General Grant ordered the Fifth Corps, under General Warren, fifteen thousand
Estimated from general return for March. strong, and Mackenzie's cavalry division (sixteen hundred). The design was that the Fifth Corps should come in on Pickett's left rear and cut off his retreat, but heavy rains of the 30th and morning of the 31st had so flooded the streams and roads that the night mar battle would be made, while he drew up and massed the Fifth Corps at the other end of the field for the real fight.
The corps was arranged, Crawford's division in column on the right, Ayres's on Crawford's left, Griffin's division in support, Mackenzie's cavalry division on the right of the column, at the White Oak road.
The Fifth Corps was to wheel in close connection and assault against the face of the return of Confederate works, while the cavalry divisions in front were to assail on tha