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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864-8.55 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Mott reports that a staff officer of General Burnside has reported to him that General Burnside is now about 2 1/2 miles to the left and rear of General Mott's position.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.

HEADQUARTERS BRIGADIER-GENERAL WRIGHT,

May 10, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

Brigadier-General Wright has thrown forward his left 1 1/2 miles, finding little resistance. His right meets more opposition; he is trying to thrown it forward. General Wright does not think the enemy is in great strength in front of him.

Very respectfully,

O. E. BABCOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 10, 1864-10 a. m.

Brigadier-General WRIGHT:

You will make an attack on your front promptly at 5 p. m., using General Mott's division for this purpose. Generals Warren and Hancock will attack at the same time.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864.

An attack in force will be made at 5 p. m. to-day. The general commanding the corps desires that division commanders will carefully examine the ground over which they are to advance, with a view to the practicability of the attack on their respective fronts, and will report in person at these headquarters when such examination has been completed.

By command of Brigadier-General Wright:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I am disposing my column for attack, and expect to be in position by 5 p. m. ready for advance. As this column goes far to the front,

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