War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0791 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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MAY 15, 1864.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

I propose advancing my skirmish line as far as the enemy will permit but cannot much unless you push forward the left of yours. Will yo do this, keeping up your connection with my line?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 19864-12.50 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

I wish to advance my skirmish line but can't well do so unless you advance the left of your. If you will do it, please give the necessary orders for keeping up connection with my right as it advances. i sent you a similar message some time since by an orderly.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MAY 15, 1864.

General WRIGHT:

I have given the necessary order to advance my skirmishers with yours but even if my orders should fail to be obeyed, you can back to mine. If the advance takes mine out into the open field under the enemy's fire, you will have to do so.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864.

This corps will be held in readiness to move forward and attack the enemy on its front. The movement will be made by the First and Third Divisions, supported by the Second and in such order that two lines of battery be quickly formed by each division. The right of the division will be the regulating point. The Second Division will follow in such order and distance as to be ready to support any point in the line.

By command of Major-General Wright:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers -. May 15, 1864.

The general commanding the corps has noticed with regret indications of a failure upon the part some of to appreciate the full importance of the struggle in which we are engaged, and the absolute