War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0459 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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MAY 6, 1864.

Colonel F. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Corps:

SIR: I have sent an officer and 10 men to conduct Hancock's men. I don't know that General Wadsworth is killed. I know that he rode up the plank road while I was rallying the troops of the division, and an officer informed me that he saw a general answering to his description in every particular killed at the same place.

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

MAY 6, 1864.

Colonel LOCKE:

I just learn that General Wadsworth is killed, and that the balance of the division is scattered and gone, except what I have with me.

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

I learn this from one of his aides.

L. CUTLER.

MAY 6, 1864.

Colonel LOCKE:

SIR: I have 1,269 men of the three brigades of the division, 740 of my own, and the balance from Rice and Stone. I have drawn my ammunition and am already for any duty which may be assigned them.

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 6, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The surgeon of the Fifth New York Cavalry says that Colonel Hamblin on the picket-line directed him to report to me that the enemy are moving two columns of infantry with a battery toward my right. If a division of Burnside's is to report to me I would suggest that it be posted toward my right and nearly parallel to the river.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General, Commanding Sixth Corps.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 6, 1864-11.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch* received to throw up works. It will be commenced at once. I am afraid that as soon as the work is commenced they will annoy us with shells and delay the work. They have four batteries in front of my line. It is my opinion to hold this securely not

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*See Humphreys to Warren, 10.35 a.m., p.451.

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