War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0668 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Spotsylvania Court-House, May 12, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

General GRIFFIN:

General Meade repeats in most peremptory manner the orders* to attack at once with your whole force. Do it. Don't mind consequences. Close in toward General Cutler on your right. I will send you the first troops I can get. Let your right advance with General Cutler.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

Spotsylvania Court-House, May 12, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

General GRIFFIN:

Send General Barlett to continue your line to the left, forming in but a single line, so as to relieve any troops of General Wright in the breast-works. It may be they have already been taken out of the line. Do it at the double-quick.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN:

First Division, Fifth Army Corps:

Move your command back at once to the hill where my headquarters have been for several days. Acknowledge receipt to me at General Meade's headquarters.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

SPOTSYLVANIA COURT-HOUSE,

May 12, 1864.

General GRIFFIN:

You will move your division back so as to arrive near my headquarters before daylight - that is, at 4 a. m. We are to take up a new line for our right flank, and remain quiet to-morrow, if the enemy will let us, and intrench again. I give you a sketch+ on opposite side.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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* See Humphreys to Warren, 9.15 a. m., p. 663.

+ Not found.

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