War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0724 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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ing a brigade, I think, as are in the front. The troops are so much mixed up about the Angle that it is difficult to tell exactly what is there. With this arrangement I think I can hold my line.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-1 a.m.

General WRIGHT:

Very well: retain all of Cutler's until morning. Then retain one of his brigades.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 13, 1864. (Received 5.30 a.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My troops are in possession of the angle of the rebel works, and so far as can be discovered the enemy has abandoned his position. I have sent out a small reconnaissance to ascertain the condition of things in front.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

5.40 A. M.

Orders have been given to push forward from all parts of the line to feel for the enemy.

MEADE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-5.30 a.m.

General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you push forward a large force after the enemy.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864-7.45 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Colonel Kitching, with a portion of his command, is with me. What shall I do with them?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-8 a.m.

General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps:

A dispatch from General Warren, dated 7.30 a.m., states that the enemy is still in the front he occupied yesterday.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.