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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

General [HUMPHREYS]:

Please remain here sending and in my name attend to the shortening of the line and sending re-enforcements to Wright and Hancock. I am now going to Hancock's, where there will be a telegraph, and where if I am absent news can be brought.

MEADE.

MAY 12, 1864 - 11.25 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I am here. What progress has been made?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

Crawford is now moving to Wright. It will be some time before the pickets are drawn in from the extreme right. They now extend to the ford.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Do not wait for the pickets, but move on.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have sent Major Duane to see General Wright and learn about his position and the best mode of covering his flank. Afterward he will report to you. I wish at least two divisions of the Fifth Corps - one for Wright (Cutler's) and one for Hancock (Griffin's). Make the best disposition of the balance and your artillery, and let even the balance be ready to come this way.

MEADE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Take the Fifth Corps to the point indicated. Cutler has gone. I have ordered Griffin. Take the balance at once.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General.