War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0660 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 12, 1864.

General MEADE:

The attack upon our right has been repulsed.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 3 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER SECOND CORPS:

What causes so much artillery firing? Are they our guns or those of the enemy? If ours, are they doing much damage?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

SECOND CORPS HEADQUARTERS,

May 12, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

Does General Meade desire General Griffin's division to return across the stream or remain on this side? General Warren wants it on the other side.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 8.20 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

It was supposed General Warren would post it on the other side, by of that he has been left the judge. Instructions have just been sent him.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 8 p. m. (Received 8.20 p. m.)

Major-General HANCOCk:

The major-General commanding directs that the lines occupied by your corps be strengthened as much as possible, so as to give you available force to meet an attack at any point on your front, or that of the army, should one be made. The army will not resume the offensive to-morrow, but rest, as far as practicable. Should any portion of General Warren's troops have reported to you to-day, the commanding general directs that they be returned to General Warren.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.