War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0702 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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ized the chiefs of artillery to draw on you, and send the wagons, if necessary. Make out a statement of the amount of Coehorn mortar ammunition wanted to complete 50 rounds per mortar, and direct the ordnance officer to get it, if possible.

HENRY J. HUNT.

Brigadier General Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864. (Received 2.15 a.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

Cutler's division has been left to support yourself and Wright to-night. Is it not sufficient, and cannot Griffin go to the right, as ordered?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 13, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

I think General Griffin may go to the right. I sent a copy of your orders to that effect to him last night.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864-5.30 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

GENERAL: Our sharpshooters have advanced 800 yards into the enemy's works without finding anybody except a prisoner, who states that the enemy have gone. General Russell occupies the Salient, where so much fighting occurred yesterday.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864. (Received 5.50 a.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

The major-general commanding directs that you advance cautiously in pursuit of the enemy.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-5.30 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you push forward after the enemy, who is reported by General Wright as having abandoned the angle of the works in his front.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.