War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0441 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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on the enemy's right flank, and I will follow it up, if necessary and have so directed. Am collecting the men near the plank road and issuing ammunition.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 6, 1864-7.30 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

A rebel deserter from Longstreet has just come in, and says he belongs to the right regiment of the enemy's line and of Longstreet's corps. He came in immediately in front of my left, where my artillery is placed, and he says that is the end of their line.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers.

Dispatch in relation to ammunition received.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 6, 1864. (Received 8 a.m.)

General HANCOCK:

General Wadsworth, with 5,000 on Birney's right is directed to take your orders. Two of Burnside's divisions have advanced nearly to Parker's Store, and are ordered to attack to their left, which will. Our only reserve is Burnside's third division, yet here, and I don't want to send it, if possible.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

MAY 6, 1864-7.27 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS:

General Birney, has just taken a line of rifle-pits in his front. Webb, who went in a short time since, is doing very well. The fire is very heavy, but not gaining; wounded returning on plank road. General Hancock strongly urges that the troops on his right should do their utmost. Down the plank road all seems to be going well. 7.35, the firing is slackening and our men cheer. 7.40, the firing is heaviest on the right of the plank road; our men cheering again.

WOOLSEY,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 6, 1864-8 a.m.

General HANCOCK:

Prisoner told Captain Sleeper of the artillery, that he (the prisoner) was from General Hardee's corps. Captain Sleeper told this to Colonel Morgan, chief of staff, Second Corps.

W. G. MITCHELL,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

An examination of all the prisoners is now being made to ascertain the corps to which they belong.