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GENERAL HANCOCK'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 12, 1864.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE:

I am in the inside of second line of enemy's works. Hurry forward, or I may be driven back.

HANCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

May 12, 1864 - 6 a. m.

Major-General Burnside,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

General Hancock is pushing forward vigorously. He has captured 3 generals. Push on with all possible vigor.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff.

NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864. (Received 6.40 a. m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Our forces are fully 2 miles in advance of our position this morning and driving the enemy all the time. Hope to make junction with Hancock soon. We have captured some prisoners.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HANCOCK'S HEADQUARTERS, May 12, 1864.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE:

We are holding the line of works of enemy. Owing to the great confusion of corps after the assault, it is being reorganized as rapidly as possible.

MORGAN,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

I hope you will connect your right with my left. It is the only weak point I have, and that is very weak until you closely connect.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

MAY 12, 1864 - 7.10 a. m.

General BURNSIDE:

Hancock has captured about 3,000 prisoners, among them 3 general officers, and also about 15 guns. Push your troops so as to keep up the connection with Hancock. Wright is now attacking and Warren is readiness to push in also.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.