War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0608 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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vancing, pivoting on the right. I have just heard from one of the pickets in front of my center that enemy was moving back about 3 a. m. I shall know more presently.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 10, 1864-7 a. m.

Brigadier-General WRIGHT:

General Mott takes position on your left. Will be under your direction while there. He is, however, ordered, in the event of hearing heavy firing at Burnside's, to proceed at once to his relief.

GEO. G. MEADE.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 10, 1864.

General MOTT:

You will please take command of the two regiments from this corps under Colonel Campbell, now connecting with your right, and will push forward your skirmishers until you develop what there is in front. Act as promptly as possible.

By command of Brigadier-General Wright:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864-7.20 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The two regiments sent out on reconnaissance yesterday have connected with the division of the Second Corps on my left. Nothing yet developed in front. The pickets still advancing.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864-8.50 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The enemy are reported throwing up rifle-pits in front of my left (General Mott), and my skirmishers on the center have come upon rifle-pits occupied. I have given orders to take immediate measures to determine in what force these entrenchments are held. A battery of probably two guns opened on us a few minutes since in front of my center. It fired but a few shots; I answered with artillery.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.