War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0728 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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skirmish line, about 300 yards in advance of Angle, was met by an intrenched picket-line of enemy, and that behind it were the enemy's intrenchments, with some artillery in position. I did not think it advisable to press farther.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-4.35 p.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER SIXTH CORPS:

The commanding general directs that you make the necessary arrangements for a movement of your corps to-night, and that you send a staff officer here to receive instructions for your guidance. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 13, 1864. (Received 7.25 p.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

In the movement of to-night I shall withdraw my pickets, unless otherwise ordered.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-8 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that the pickets be allowed to remain as long as the enemy will allow them. General Warren is similarly directed. The picket officers of the two corps should communicate with each other.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864.

Major-General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that the pickets remain until an hour of daylight.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 13, 1864-8.15 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps:

General Warren is directed to move his infantry by way of Scott's, Landrum's, and the ford of the Ny, near Landrum's. Captain Paine will conduct him. Your infantry will follow General Warren's.