War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0707 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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The return made by the enemy is not more than from 300 to 500 yards from the Salient, notwithstanding the previous report as to the distance sharpshooters and skirmishers went.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-11.45 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

The commanding general directs that your order up to repair roads the detachments of engineer troops attached to your command now with the supply trains at Tabernacle Church. Small guards may be left with the pontoon trains.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I would like to have an engineer officer to direct the construction of a line of works in front of the enemy's old line, cutting off the Salient which we took, so that there can be no dispute about them again. An intelligent engineer officer, who could take proper advantage of the accidents of the ground and work in reference to the enemy's present line, would be very valuable.

Your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Please inform me when Wright's and Warren's pickets

are to be relieved.

Your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

Their pickets will remain as long as the enemy will allow them. They are not to be relieved.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.