War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0463 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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MAY 6, 1864-4 p.m.

General [A. E. BURNSIDE]:

Colonel Humphrey reports that the Tenth Regulars have connected with Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania about one mile on his right. If Mott attacks, my right can move forward as he gains ground. but it will require Potter's division at least to support my right a mile in length. I propose to refuse the left till the right comes up.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS, May 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLCOX,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you put in your division without delay on the extreme left, and make every possible exertion to turn the enemy, and connect you line with General Hancock. It is of the utmost importance that this should be done, and as rapidly as possible.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS, May 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that immediately upon your arrival you cross the bridge and, relieving the cavalry on the heights (to place in such positions as you may desire), place your battery in position and hold the bridge and the situation at all hazards.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, Near Wilderness Tavern, May 6, 1864-7.10 a.m.

General FERRERO:

Lieutenant-General Grant desires that you report to General Sedgwick with your colored division and with the white troops, on the two roads leading west from the plank road, belonging to General Burnside.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.