War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0657 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 6 a. m.

General HANCOCK:

General Wright has been ordered to attack at once vigorously on your right.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 12, 1864 - 7 a. m.

General MEADE:

General Wright, of Sixth Army Corps, slightly wounded, but still in command.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

GENERAL: Prisoners come in rapidly; probably over 2,000. General Johnson is among them.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

MAY 12, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

I have captured Major General E. Johnson and another General Johnston. If no one ales attacks I may be returned and forced back, still I trust not.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

I have captured General Steuart.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK:

General Warren is attacking with all his force on his front. The commanding general considers this the best assistance he can give you and desires you to push on.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

MAY 12, 1864 - 7.15 a. m.

General MEADE:

It is supposed we have captured about 30 or 40 guns. I hold their line of works. My troops are in great disorder, but I am working hard and will soon have them under organization. General Wright is now going in on my right, where his attack should be continued. By the prisoners coming in I see we have finished Johnson's division and commenced on Early's.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

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