War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0412 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 5, 1864. (Received 8 p.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK, Commanding Second Corps:

As soon after dark as all is quiet with you the major-general commanding wishes to see you. The aide will wait and show you the way.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 5, 1864-9 p.m. (Received 10 p.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

You are required to renew the attack at 4.30 o'clock to-morrow morning, keeping a sharp lookout on your left. Your right will be relieved by an attack made at the same time by General Wadsworth's division and by two divisions of General Burnside's corps.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General

General Getty is under your command.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS.

May 5, 1864-11.40 a.m.

Lieutenant Colonel F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Colonel W. J. Sewell, Fifth New Jersey Volunteers,sent out on the Brock road, has found the cross-road to the Furnaces, and reports that his skirmishers are well out on the Brock road.

G. MOTT.

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 5, 1864-3.40 p.m.

Brigadier-General MOTT, Fourth Division:

GENERAL: General Hancock directs that you move at once to General Getty's right, putting out your skirmishers, and preparing to move forward with General Getty. General Birney will close to the right to occupy the ground you now hold.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. EXCELSIOR Brigadier, FOURTH DIV., SECOND CORPS,

May 5, 1864-4.30 p.m.

Captain T. W. EAYRE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that I have posted the picket as ordered. We connect with General Ward, and on the left with Colonel Smyth, commanding brigade Second Corps.

Very respectfully, yours,

WM. BLAISDELL

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.