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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 15, 1864.

OFFICER COMMANDING CONFEDERATE FORCES,

IN VICINITY OF PARKER'S STORE:

SIR: I would esteem it a personal favor for which I shall be grateful if you will permit the bearer, A. K. St. Clair, assistant surgeon, First Michigan Cavalry, to pass within your sufficiently far to obtained the remains of the late Brigadier General J. S. Wadsworth, for the purpose of transferring them to his affected widow and relatives.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding Army of the Potomac.

MAY 15, 1864.

Brigadier General R. INGALLS:

The commanding general has observed with regret the publication in newspapers a recent date of two letters or telegrams, addressed by you to Senator Nesmith, respecting the operations of this army, and he directs me to remind you that publications of this character are forbidden by general orders, and to say it is expected that no further communications of a similar character will appear in the public prints.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, SECOND CORPS,

Brown's House, May 15, 1864.

Dr. McPARLIN,

Medical Director, Army of the Potomac:

We have about 200 of our own and rebel in the immediate vicinity of the Fifth Corps, whom we would be much pleased to get off we could. But our ambulances, about twenty-five, are in bad running condition, and as for army wagons, there is no further hope of them, I conclude, or we should have seen some by this [time]. We shall probably be obliged to leave them to the care of the enemy.

Very respectfully,

A. N. DOGHERTY,

Medical Director.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 15, 1864.

GENERAL: Captain Clark reports to have seen this p. m. and contend from forty to from fifty wagons moving eastward on a road decided by Captain Paine, of the Engineers, to be the road running from Spotsylvania Court-House to Massaponax, Church. The wagons were seen at a point about 3 miles southeast from the Anderson house.

Very respectfully you obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Acting Chief Signal Officer.