War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0415 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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MAY 5, 1864-6 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

The major-general commanding directs that you renew the attack on the pike immediately. Sedgwick is ordered to renew Wright's attack at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 5, 1864-10 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

You will be re-enforced during the night by the four battalions of heavy artillery serving with the Artillery Reserve, and a battalion of engineer troops. You are authorized also to withdraw General Robinson with his brigade as soon as General Burnside's troops are in position or nearly so. With this force you will to-morrow, at 4.30 a.m., renew the attack on the Orange Court-House pike, where you attacked to-day.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 5, 1864-11.30 p.m. (Received 12 midnight.)

Major-General WARREN.

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The attack ordered for to-morrow will be made at 5 a.m., instead of 4.30. You will make all your arrangements accordingly and attack punctually at that hour.

By command:

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Generals Sedgwick and Hancock).

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 5, 1864-a.m.

Colonel JENKINS,

146th New York, General Officer of Outposts:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that if the pickets have not been withdrawn that they remain out until the column gets well in the road on the line of march.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General

[Indorsement.]

MAY 5.

COLONEL: The rebel infantry have appeared on the Orange Court-House turnpike and are forming a line of battle, three-quarters of a mile in front of General Griffin's line of battle. I have my skirmishers out, and preparations are being made to meet them. There is a large cloud of dust in that direction.

D. T. JENKINS.

Colonel, Commanding Outposts.