War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0490 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-11.30 a. m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

The line of battle reported by General Birney is a mile out, instead of 2, as before reported. Captain Briscoe, aide-de-camp of Major-General Birney, in this advance had four horses shot under him. The enemy have piled up a number of our small-arms and left them so.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-12.15 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

GENERAL: General Longstreet was undoubtedly wounded yesterday. Reports from prisoners agree on this. One heard his brigade commander tell Stuart that Longstreet was shot through the shoulder. General Gibbon is of the opinion that the enemy are massing to our left, or moving to our left, from what he could gather.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-1.45 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general directs that you return all the troops you have serving with you and not belonging to your corps to their respective commands as soon as practicable. This order is to include the two brigades of General Robinson's division, and General Rice's brigade, Fifth Corps.

By command of Major-General Meade:

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-2.10 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

When I send home the troops that belong to other commands shall I close to the right or to the left? All the troops of the Second Corps are on the left of the plank road.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 7, 1864-2.30 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

My men have two days' rations from to-morrow morning. Do you wish that I should issue to-night to fill up the knapsacks and haver-