War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0610 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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before moving to the attack, I shall not have many troops to send to Warren and still hold my line. He shall have all I can spare, if the needs them.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

May 10, 1864-1.15 a. m.

This division will be held in readiness to move forward at daylight in conjunction with other troops of the corps and army.

By command of Brigadier-General Russell:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

In the Field, May 10, 1864-1.30 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Your note of 10.30 last evening just received. A division of Hancock's corps has been ordered to take position to-night between you and the present left of General Meade's army. If you should need its aid make no hesitation in ordering it to your assistance. If you can hold your position at Mr. Gayle's do so; if you ascertain that you cannot hold it quietly withdraw to the head of the column near Alsop's.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS,

May 10, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

A general attack will be made on the enemy at 5 p. m. do-day. Reconnoiter the enemy's position in the mean time, and if you have any possible chance of attacking their right do it with vigor and with all the force you can bring to bear. Do not neglect to make all the show you can as the best co-operative effort.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

MAY 10, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

A division of troops was sent from here last evening to interpose between what was the left of Meade's position and yours. They are now working up toward you, and will I think soon connect.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.