War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0789 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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ing this order when sent to you. General Burnside reports a movement of the enemy to his right and rear. If attacked, he will be supported by your attacked, he will be supported by your attacks.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

Acknowledge receipt.

(Same to General Wright.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864.

General MEADE:

Your dispatch to be unreadiness to attack the enemy, dated 3.30 p. m., received at 4.40 p. m.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 15, 1864-4.50 p. m.

General MEADE:

If the enemy comes out and attacks Burnside, would it not be better for me to re-enforce him so as to meet the enemy without cover, than to attack his entrenchments which are in my front?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 15, 1864- 5 p. m.

General WARREN:

Dispatch containing suggestion received. Your orders will be sent to you when Burnside is attacked; in the mean time they are unchanged.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My command has been standing in line of battle since the notice to be in readiness to attack. I will let them make themselves comfort able for the night as soon as the prospect of their being called upon is removed.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 15, 1864-7.45 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that the direction to be in readiness to attack is rescinded.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Wright.)