War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0607 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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MAY 10, 1864-10 a. m.

General CRAWFORD:

Push the enemy back to his breast-works, and form you line close to it, but don't assault until we get the others up.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 10, 1864-12 m.

Generals CRAWFORD and CUTLER:

It is very desirable to ascertain where the enemy's main line of battle is. I want them well pressed to drive back his covering force if it can be done. I would not, however, advance a stronger line than a single rank would make, for I think that will do it. Hold all you get.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 10, 1864-1.45 p. m.

[General G. K. WARREN:]

GENERAL: My line has fought its way to within range of the enemy's entrenchments. We are so close that the troops cannot stand up without drawing a volley from the enemy. I will hold the crest of the ridge I now occupy as long as it can be done. Colonel Carroll is now on my left with a brigade. Our troops suffer in their present position severely.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

MAY 10, 1864-9 a. m.

Colonel McCOY:

COLONEL: Push steadily forward, have the line formed as close to the enemy's breast-works as possible. You are all right I think, and we are doing well on the left. Be very careful to support the line well, so as to establish it near the enemy without any falling back. Strengthen the skirmishers if necessary. We shall assault probably. Anderson's brigade, of Field's division, is in my front. Communicate with me.

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 10, 1864-6.45 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff;

The left of my picket-line has been moving forward since soon after daylight, and the reconnoitering force sent out yesterday has crossed the Alsop road 200 or 300 yards and reports a line of battle in its front-strength not stated. I have sent two regiments to its support, with orders for it to feel the line. My picket-line is all ad-