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MAY 14, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK:

I have 400 wounded about 1 mile north from where General Meade's headquarters were last night and have sent ambulances for them. Do you know if the enemy has penetrated that far?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HANCOCK'S, MAY 14, 1864-9.50 p. m.

Major-General WARREN and

General MEADE:

It is reliable that the Fifth Corps hospital has been entered by the enemy. General Rosser said do to be in command of brigade of cavalry. He left the men, attendants who had on badges took away the rest, and all the rebels who could walk. There were 270 patients left.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1864-10 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Men of Second and Fifth Corps and rebels who were wounded, and not yet hauled off to the rear about 2 miles at least from here. I sent out a regiment there, not knowing the distance to be so great. As the damage is done to the Fifth Corps hospital, I desire to know whether you wish the regiment to remain there in that exposed position or not. The cavalry inquired at a house where the road to Fredericksburg was.

You obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 14, 1864-10 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK, Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you move to-morrow morning at 4 o'clock to the road from Fredericksburg to Spotsylvania Court-House, by the route taken by the Sixth Corps this morning. Guides will be sent to you. You will report the arrival of the head of your column at the road. You will leave one division in rear of Burnside's right, for its support, until his position can be rearranged.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1864.

The command will move to-morrow in the following order: Second Division First Division, Third Division will bring up the rear, and will leave one division massed behind General Burnside's

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