War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0678 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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BURNSIDE'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 12, 1864 - 7.40 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

We had established communication with General Hancock; it was broken on the advance. We are seeking to make connection now.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

General MEADE:

I have notified General Burnside that he will have to allow your two corps to use a portion of his artillery until theirs can be got up.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

May 12, 1864 - 8 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Push the enemy with all your might; that is the way to connect. We must not fail.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864 - 8 a. m.

General BURNSIDE:

The enemy are making a furious attack upon my right. You should push forward and attack vigorously if possible.

WINF"D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 12, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

General Potter sends in world he has made connection with Second Corps.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

BURNSIDE'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 12, 1864 - 9.15 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Connection with General Hancock is established.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.