War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0719 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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icksburg, using empty army and spring wagons and ambulances. Without embarrassing yourself in the event of your having more wounded to transport, let your hospitals remain where they are and prepare to move your wounded to Fredericksburg.

THOS. A. McPARLIN,

Medical Director.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, FIFTH ARMY CORPS:

Orders have been issued by assistant adjutant-general, from headquarters, similar to those of 11th instant, directing wounded to be sent to Fredericksburg. They are to be sent in charge of Surg. H. A. Martin, U. S. Volunteers. Trains to rendezvous near Silver's. The orders will reach you through the military channel.

THOS. A. McPARLIN,

Medical Director.

MAY 13, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

The firing is all by our men discharging their pieces to clean them. The men are walking about the field in front of the enemy's line unmolested. I have ordered my line to push out and see what there is of the enemy.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

The cannonading is the enemy shelling the woods where my men were seen moving, and I have a rifled battery replying.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864-1.40 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Does General Warren hold the line that was fixed upon last night, or his old line in advance of it?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully referred to Major-General Warren.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.