War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0714 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864-8 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Half an hour ago I sent you a report of affairs in my front. The enemy is still there with artillery in position enfilading my advance from a point on the road to Spotsylvania Court-House, just as he did yesterday and day before.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

May 13, 1864-8.15 a.m.

General MEADE:

Dispatch just received. Colonel McCandless deserves promotion. He is at present absent with a wounded arm.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy replied to us with about sixteen guns at 7.30 a.m., and kept it up for about twenty minutes. I have heard from the cavalry. They are down at Smith's Bridge, and have directed them to establish a picket-line along Ny River to connect with me.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

9.15 A. M.

General Crawford has pushed his pickets well out to the left,and found no enemy. Colonel Kitching sent a patrol 2 miles down the left bank of the Ny, but found none of our cavalry or the enemy.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864.

General MEADE:

I think General Griffin or General Ayres is the most competent soldier, but Generals Cutler and Crawford have behaved very handsomely with me. General Cutler is the only general officers left with