War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0762 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HDQRS. FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 14, 1864-6.20 p. m.

General GRIFFIN:

If you find it necessary to support General Ayres, do so with you own division, and I will replace your line with other troops. Let me know then if you send more troops out of General Ayres brigade.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SIXTH CORPS, May 14, 1864-2.55 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The rear of General Warren's column has just passed. It is now within a few minutes of 3 o'clock. It will not be possible for me to get into position to attack at 4 o'clock.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 14, 1864-2.15 p. m.

General MEADE:

Dispatch of 1 p. m. received, and instructions will be promptly carried out. I advanced my skirmish line about 300 yards this morning, and about an hour ago ordered its advance in connection with Warren's left. I also ordered Neil to seize the bridge over the Ny to his front and left, where there are some rebel cavalry.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

MAY 14, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy came on in strong force. I saw three lines, the last being a long one. I am disposing the corps so as to hold the Anderson house position. Possibly the enemy may attempt to turn my left, in which case I may need aid. It strikes me as the critical point.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MAY 14, 1864.

Major-General WRIGHT:

Send word to your infantry now advancing, to be very careful not to fire into my men, who are going toward the house from here; you will lap over them.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 14, 1864.

General WRIGHT:

Can you not put some artillery on the high hill north of the Ny River, at the large house (Anderson's), commanding the position Colonel Upton was driven from?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.