War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0597 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 10, 1864-3 p.m.

[General A. A. HUMPHREYS:]

GENERAL: Three prisoners taken this a.m. [say 10] on the skirmish line of Ewell, somewhere in front of the Sixth Corps, where the divisions of Rodes and Johnson unite, say that their line there is very strong by fortifications which cannot be seen, and that this a.m., before they were sent out on the skirmish line, a part of A. P. Hill's at least was in reserve behind them. They are from Twelfth Georgia [Rodes' division], Forty-fourth Georgia [Rodes' division], Fifth Virginia [Stonewall Brigade], and upon divining the reasons of my questions would answer no more.

Respectfully,

GEORGE H. SHARPE,

Colonel, &c.

SPECIAL ORDERS.] HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 10, 1864-7.30 a.m.

The ambulance train that went to Fredericksburg with the wounded having returned, a train of empty wagons will be immediately organized, under the direction of the chief quartermaster and medical director, for the purpose of conveying to that place the wounded men with the army. Two days' rations will be supplied the wounded by the chief commissary of this army. Every exertion will be made to get the train started as soon as possible. Surg. R. W. Pease, U. S. Volunteers, medical director Cavalry Corps, is placed in charge of the wounded, assisted by Asst. Surg. C. F. Hayness, Artillery Reserve, who is detailed for that purpose. Corps commanders will detail the proper number of medical officers and attendants for the wounded of their corps.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 10, 1864-10 a.m.

All trains with the troops and batteries in reserve belonging to corps, now parked on our right, will at once be move toward our left.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 10, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

SIR: The commanding general desires to have the accompanying order published to the troops immediately. The order issued already about allowing no cheering will be observed. The number sent allows a copy for corps, division, and brigade headquarters.

Very respectfully,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Same to Hancock and Wright.]