War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0747 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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MAY 14, 1864-6 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

GENERAL: General Warren reports the head of his column just arrived. The column broken and scattered. He doubts the practicability of getting his command into a condition to do anything to-day. General Wright has also just reached here, and I have directed him to move over to the Massaponax Church road and mass out of sight of the enemy.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 14, 1864-7.45 a.m.

[Lieutenant-General GRANT:]

I propose to place my headquarters in the vicinity of this place,

the Beverly house, on north side of the Ny.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 14, 1864-9 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

GENERAL: Warren reports the enemy moving troops to the left. He also say the force that attacked Upton came from the south on the road from Guiney's Station. Don't you think Hancock had better move around, starting before day to-morrow. I would like to get the Army of the Potomac together, and Burnside would have the right flank.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864-9.30 p.m.

Major-General MEADE:

You may move Hancock's corps to the left, as you suggest, leaving one division in rear of and for the support of Burnside's right until I can send officers there in the morning to fix his position and make it secure.

Very respectfully,

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 14, 1 864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: From a point near Anderson's house I have a fine view of Spotsylvania Court-House and a long distance of their entrenchments. The main intrenchment is just in front of the town and runs about parallel with the river. There are at places two