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NEAR PINEY BRANCH CHURCH, May 10, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel FRED T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Army Corps;

COLONEL: By order of General Meade, I sent a portion of Captain McDonald's pontoon train to Fredericksburg to-day, to be used there in bridging the river. Captain McDonald has still left with him seven boats equal to 160 feet of bridging. I sent no troops from his battalion.

Very respectfully,

I. SPAULDING,

Lieutenant-Colonel 50th New York Vol. Engineers.

CAMP OF WAGON TRAIN,

Fredericksburg and Orange Court-House Plank Road,

Between Silver's and Miller's, May 10, 1864.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, FIFTH CORPS:

SIR: Please report to the general that I am here with the main train of the corps (including pontoon train) and in company with trains of Second and Sixth Corps, Artillery Reserve, and general headquarters, awaiting orders to move from General Ingalls. I suppose Lieutenant Howden has kept you posted as to the train under his charge at the front. Please let me know by bearer the exact point where you are at present, and any expected movement. Any information as to what has happened since Saturday with the troops would also be acceptable.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. OWEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief Quartermaster.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 10, 1864.

When the order* with the account of our successes under Butler, Sherman, 7c., is read to the troops they will be cautioned not to cheer, or to evince any boisterous demonstrations by which the enemy might be advised of it. Division commanders will be particular in having this order carried out.

By command of Major-General Warren:

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 10, 1864-9 a. m.

General GRIFFIN:

Push out whenever you think you can make a lodgment in an advanced position. Communicate the same to General Cutler on your right. It is important to develop the whereabouts of the enemy very soon. I am going to our extreme right.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

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*See order headquarters Army of the Potomac, May 10, 1864, 10 a. m., p. 598.

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