War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0672 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 12, 1864 - 12 m.

General CUTLER:

As soon as your division is in hand move toward our left, and report with your command to General Wright.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

The officer taking this will guide you.

G. K. W.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 12, 1864 - 10 p. m.

Brigadier-General CUTLER,

Fourth Division, Fifth Army Corps;

Move your command back to the hill where my headquarters were by the same road you came. Take the Maryland Brigade with you, and what are not in the lines, at once, and bring the rest when relieved. Acknowledge the receipt of this and the hour of starting.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864 - 10.30 p. m.

Major General G. K. WARREN:

Your message is received. The Maryland Brigade will start at once, the remainder of the command as soon as relieved.

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

MAY 12, 1864 - 7.55 a. m.

Major-General MEADE:

GENERAL: Wright very heavily engaged in the front. A new brigade being put in beyond the wooded ridge. In front of Mott's old position is an open space, and beyond this the troops are engaged. Our troops are cheering, and I think the firing recedes.

THEODORE LYMAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel. Volunteer Aide-de-Camp.

N. B.- I cannot find General Wright. No one seems to know where he is, I am well in front, near General Neill. Bullets thick.

MAY 12, 1864 - 8.45 a. m.

[General MEADE:]

GENERAL: General Wright is in support of General Hancock with his two movable divisions, except three brigades, which overlap on the right. He has sent to General Warren for any disposable troops to cover his right. General Russell is hard pressed on the right; General Neill going to him. I am with General Wright.

THEODORE LYMAN.