War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0671 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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MAY 12, 1864 - 5 p. m.

General CRAWFORD:

You will maintain your present line till further orders. You will also assume control of the heavy artillery battalion on your right, and the skirmish line under Colonel Herring. Lieutenant-Colonel Bankhead will remain with you to assist you, and explain the situation of these troops. General Barlett has also left a small skirmish line on your left, in front of where he was stationed. There is a section of artillery of the Sixth Corps at the place where our breast-works cross the road. When you leave here give them warming. Captain Stewart, Fifth [?] Battery, will report to you.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

May 12, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

General CUTLER:

General Meade reiterates his order to move on the enemy regardless of consequences.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

May 12, 1864 - 10.40 a. m.

General CUTLER:

Report to me in writing if you think your troops cannot carry the position in their front.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864 - 10.45 a. m.

Major General G. K. WARREN:

My brigade commanders report they cannot carry the works. They are losing badly, and I cannot get them up the hill.

Respectfully,

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MAY 12, 1864 - 11.30 a. m.

General CUTLER:

I want to relieve your line by extending General Griffin to the right. Leave your skirmish line in its most advanced position. As fast as your brigades are relieved send their commanders to me.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.