War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0750 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 14, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

The major-general commanding directs that you send an officer to withdraw pickets of Generals Wright and Warren and have them sent to their corps, and look out for your right. Captain Adams, commanding escort of General Meade, who is picketing on Warren's right, under Warren's orders, should also be withdrawn and returned to headquarters.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1864-9.35 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

GENERAL: I have advanced my skirmish line considerably. The enemy's resistance is strong. The skirmishers say that the enemy are in a line of rifle-pits in their front. I shall still press them. Have lost a number of men. There are two more pieces of artillery and some caissons, captured on the 12th, now between our skirmishers and the enemy's, which we are trying to get in.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 14, 1864-10.15 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

Your dispatch received. The major-general commanding desires me to say that after you have secured the two pieces of artillery you can remain quiet for the day. The attack here is suspended.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 14, 1864-11.15 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

Captain Adams has returned from picketing the right of General Warren's old position.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1864-12.30 p.m. (Received 2.15 p.m.)

Major W. G. MITCHELL, Aide-de-Camp:

General Humphreys has reported that Captain Adams has returned. Withdraw the pickets very slowly and in good order. Colonel Morgan is firing on the right with some artillery, &c.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

I. B. PARKER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp: