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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 10, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding requests me to say that if the enemy is quiet before Barlow, you can use such part of his division in the attack as in your judgment it is advisable, or the whole of it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General in Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864-7.30 p. m.

General Wright has just captured 12 guns and 2,000 prisoners in the enemy's entrenchments. This will be made known to the troops.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

W. G. MITCHELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864.

Colonel H. L. BROWN,

145th Pennsylvania Volunteers:

COLONEL: The general commanding the division directs me to say that you will assume command of the Third Brigade, Colonel P. Frank, Fifty-second New York Volunteers, commanding, having been relieved and placed under arrest. You will report to the general commanding the division with the least possible delay.

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

JOHN HANCOCK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION,

May 10, 1864.

Major J. HANCOCK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: My scout has just returned, and reports that he went about three-fourths of a mile to the front up the creek, and discovered a marsh and creek running nearly parallel to the road on which we are (the road which we seized yesterday). The swamp is impracticable. The enemy are erecting works on the other side as far up as he went. One man was killed by the enemy in the stream.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN R. BROOKE,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864-9.50 a. m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you will send to the point on the road designated by Lieutenant Driver, to