War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0410 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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perfect thicket. I shall [form] two divisions with brigade front. General Getty says he has not heard of Warren's left, probably because he has not advanced far enough.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 5, 1864-3 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Your dispatch of 2.15 p.m. has just been received. General Getty, in conjunction with two of my divisions, will make an attack soon as troops can get in position. I shall keep one division on their left and keep one division in reserve in rear of advancing divisions. The objective point is Parker's Store.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 5, 1864-3.15 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general directs that Getty attack at once, and that you support him with your whole corps, one division on his right and one division on his left, the others in reserve; or such other disposition as you may think proper, but the attack up the plank road must be made at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 5, 1864-2.-05 [4.05 p.m.?].

General HUMPHREYS.

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have just received your order to attack one division on the right and one on the left of General Getty. I had previously made arrangements to attack with two divisions on his left, but as General Getty was going in, I have sent General Mott with him (on his left), and General Birney will go in on his right as soon as possible. He will soon be there.

Your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 5, 1864-5.05 p.m.

Major-General MEADE,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: There is a general attack as per diagram. It holds in some places, but is forced back to the Brock road on the left. Gib-