War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0454 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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that some of General Wadsworth's staff, which a small party, follow them or proceed to the ground and endeavor to recover General Wadsworth's remains, should he have fallen.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

MAY 6, 1864-4 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that the right of General Hancock appears to be coming in through the woods, and directs that you throw such troops on your left as are necessary to hold them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

MAY 6, 1864-5.15 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

Send what men you can spare to General Hancock's assistance. The enemy has broken through his line, and communication between the two parts is cut off. Get Sedgwick's two brigades to supply the place of yours.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 6, 1864-5.45 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you recall the troops just sent to Hancock as soon as they have rested. They have been halted by the major-general commanding upon hearing from General Hancock that his line was not broken, though the outer rifle-pit was taken from the Excelsior Brigade, but retaken immediately by Carroll.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

MAY 6, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

General Sedgwick reports that his whole line is forces in. The major-general commanding directs that you withdraw General Griffin to your second line, or rifle-pits, and put the Pennsylvania Reserves on your right.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.