War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0662 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

All the troops that can be spared are needed to support my right and extend it. We are hard pressed.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 7.30 a. m.

General WARREN:

Wright says his right is attacked strongly and wants support. Your attack will in a measure relieve him, but you must also support him with some of your troops, or you will be turned.

GEO. G. MEADE.

[NOTE BY GENERAL WARREN:]

General Bartlett sent to General Wright.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 8 a. m.

General WARREN:

Attack immediately with all the force you can, and be prepared to follow up any success with the rest of your force.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

MAY 12, 1864.

General MEADE:

Your order to attack immediately with my whole force leaves me no time to attack the key points first. One of them is in front of Crawford; another is in front of the Sixth Corps, which enfilades and takes my left in reserve. Your orders have been issued and reiterated.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

It does not take many men from the enemy from the enemy to hold the entrenchments in my front.

G. K. W.

MAY 12, 1864 - 9.10 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

General Griffin is very anxious to have Barlett's brigade. Can you send and retain Kitching's. I cannot advance my men farther at present.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.