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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864-2.15 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

A staff officer, sent out with General Ricketts, report a strong skirmish line in his front, and a line of rifle-pits in its rear. I have ordered General Ricketts to return to his position.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1 864-2.15 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER SIXTH CORPS:

The major-general commanding desires to know how far General Ricketts advanced, and the necessity for his being brought back.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General WRIGHT:

I have just received a letter from the Secretary of War informing me that your name, yesterday, went into the Senate for promotion, and that he expects its immediate confirmation.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General WRIGHT:

Warren reports the enemy in force in the position he occupied yesterday. Hancock has come up to his position on your left. I wish you to advance, to feel for him between the two. What progress has your advance made?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864. (Received 2.48 p.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Cutler's troops have been relieved.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1864. (Received 3.10 p.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Dispatch of 2.30 p.m. just received. The information called for has already been furnished. Subsequent reports are that Ricketts'