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FIFTH CORPS, May 15, 1864 - 7 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS,, Chief of Staff:

The enemy haven been strengthening their lines during the night at the Court-House, and also show more men than last evening.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to make the following report in compliance with instructions from headquarters Army of the Potomac: Number of dead buried by this command, 552; number of dead left on the field unburied, 1,094; total, 1,646.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

FIFTH CORPS, May 15, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

The enemy came up pretty well throughout yesterday, and I am waiting for a field return I ordered some time ago, before reporting my strength. I believe that the force I left on picket on right flank has not rejoined me yet.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

Field report, May 15, 1864:

Fifth Corps headquarters-officers, 13;total, 13. Battalion Twelfth Regiment-officers, 4; men 130; total 134. Artillery Brigade-officers, 36; men, 1,038; total, 1,074. Heavy Artillery Brigade- officers, 57; men, 1,966; total, 2,023. First Division-officers, 201; men, 4,036; total, 4,237. Third Brigade, Second Division-officers, 40; men, 883; total, 923. Third Division-officers, 159; men, 2,415; total, 2,574. Fourth Division-officers, 231; men, 3,589;total, 3,820. Grand total, officers, 741; men, 14,057-14,798.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 15, 1864-3.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN, Fifth Corps:

GENERAL: You will hold your command ready at short notice to advance against the enemy in your front. you will make all necessary arrangements in advance so that no time will be lost in execute