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taken up until the line can be extended from here across to General Hancock, a distance, I suppose, not exceeding 4 miles. Can't you pack the necessary tools to cut and put up the few poles that may be required immediately?

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 14, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

The general supply trains of the army, the Artillery Reserve, and the ammunition with the Artillery Reserve, have been ordered to proceed from Salem Church to Fredericksburg to-morrow morning.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Generals Hancock and Wright.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1864-3.50 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I will commence a bombardment of the enemy's works and push forward my skirmishers.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 14, 1864.

General MEADE:

There are over 7,000 stand of arms collected on the field, but I have no way of removing them. What disposition shall be made of them?

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

May 14, 1864-9.15 a.m.

Major General W. S. HANCOCK:

At the present moment it is impracticable to move to the rear the arms alluded to in your dispatch of this morning. The commanding general wishes you to have them sent to Belle Plain when you have empty wagons going for supplies that can be used for the purpose; and in case your command should be moved before they can be taken away, he desires you to have them destroyed, should this be necessary to prevent them from falling into the hands of the enemy.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.