War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0458 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 6, 1864-7.40 a.m.

(Received 8.15 a.m.)

General WARREN:

Wadsworth has been slowly pushed back, but is contesting every inch of grounds. The head of Burnside's column had reached the cross-roads. [See annexed sketch.]

COPE,

Aide-de-Camp.

MAP.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 6, 1864-12.15 a.m.

General WADSWORTH:

We are ordered to make another advance to-morrow [to-day] at 4.30 a.m. everywhere on the line. Set your line of battle on a line northeast and southwest, and march directly southeast on the flank of the enemy in front of General Hancock.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

The above is the copy of the order as nearly as I can remember it.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 6, 1864.

Colonel LOCKE:

SIR: General Meade, on my arrival, ordered me to report to General Hancock; subsequently to hold the woods in front, and to report to General Warren. General Burnside is moving in column toward Hancock. I have part of all the brigades in the four divisions - all I can hear of. I will await the orders of General Warren. I am fearful that General Wadsworth is dead.

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.