War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0453 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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MAY 6, 1864-1.30 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

The major-general commanding directs that you send the other brigade of Robinson's to report to General Hancock immediately. Some regiments of reserve [heavy?] artillery that were to have been sent to Hancock will be retained here.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

Show to General Robinson if General Warren is absent.

A. A. H.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 6, 1864-2.20 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Or his Chief of Staff in his absence:

General Willcox has been withdrawn from the road to Parker's Store, on which there is some of the enemy. The major-general commanding directs that the artillery regiments of Burnside's command be posted on that road to hold it. The leading regiment will join you with this note.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

[Indorsement.]

General HUMPHREYS:

If you would allow me, I would suggest not putting any force out on that road so small. My artillery now controls it as well, and the force might be more useful perhaps elsewhere, if troops should be much needed.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 6, 1864-3.15 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

The inclosed dispatch* from Colonel Comstock is sent for your information and guidance. The major-general commanding directs that you make some connection with Burnside, by a skirmish or picket-line, and, in the event of Burnside being attacked heavily, or a force endeavoring to pass through the gap mentioned, you will use all your available force to meet it, calling on General Sedgwick for Morris' and Upton's brigades, if necessary. General Sedgwick will be instructed to send them upon your call.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

MAY 6, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

As General Hancock's troops will soon have to pass over the ground where General Wadsworth's troops were engaged, it is suggested

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*See Comstock to Grant, 2.45 p.m., p.461.

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