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[Indorsement.]

MAY 6, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of commanding general. Captain T. is at house on left of our line.

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 6, 1864-7 a.m.

The question of ammunition is an important one. The major general commanding directs that every effort be made to economize the ammunition, and the ammunition of the killed and wounded be collected and distributed to the men. Use the bayonet where possible.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 6, 1864-9 a.m.

Corps commanders will have one-half of the ammunition wagons of their command emptied of their contents and the ammunition issued to the troops without delay. The empty wagons will be turned over by the quartermaster to the chief quartermaster of the army at these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 6, 1864-5.40 a.m.

Major-General MEADE,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: General Hancock went in punctually, and is driving the enemy handsomely. Some prisoners. Nothing from Longstreet. Hancock has a rifle-pit on left to be ready for him, and scouts out. Birney has joined with Wadsworth.

T. LYMAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Volunteer Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 6, 1864-5.40 a.m

[General A. A. HUMPHREYS?:]

GENERAL: We have driven the enemy from their position, and are keeping up the plank road, connected with Wadsworth, taking quite a number of prisoners. My attack is being made with three divisions on both sides of the plank road.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

Major-General of Volunteers.

The prisoners appear to belong to Heth's and Wilcox's divisions, so far as I have questioned them.