War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0659 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

General MEADE:

Straggler says enemy coming in on my right. Am making disposition to drive them. Am now having furious engagement in Getty's entrenchments.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

General WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Join one smart attack to my right, if possible. I am driving them everywhere ales, but impossible there.

HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HANCOCK'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 12, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

A tremendous attack has just again been made on my right, and it requires all of my troops to repulse it. I am still pressing them, however, at other points over the rifle-pits.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

General WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Some one must attack to my right, if possible. I am driving them everywhere ales, but am pressed there.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864 - 10 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

I have not a man to spare. All Warren's and Wright's troops are engaged in the fight. Should Warren's attack fail, I will send you such of his troops as can be spared.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HANCOCK'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 12, 1864.

General MEADE:

General Wright is keeping up a heavy artillery fire and trying to enfilade the line at the Salient. It has the effect to relieve the infantry somewhat, and it is believed causes the enemy some damage.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.