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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 16, 1864-1.15 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Dispatch received. Get your wagons out of the way before you draw the enemy's fire. Suggest to Colonel Comstock that he telegraph to General Grant from your headquarters the condition of affairs in your font, and if General Grant will modify his orders to me, mine to you shall be modified.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

MAY 16, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

I am getting everything ready, and the wagons are moving off. Colonel Comstock left here about 12.45 p. m. Perhaps a copy of my dispatch to General Grant will suffice, but in the mean time I shall not stop my preparations, nor delay when ready.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 16, 1864-1.40 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

You need not advance your pickets.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 16, 1864-1.45 p. m.

General WARREN:

I have ordered General Gibbon, with his division, to advance so as to cove the ground now occupied by your hospital, so that your wounded can be withdrawn. Please direct your medical direction to made the necessary arrangements, and send him to Gibbon with all your ambulances. Gibbon's headquarters are at the deserted house this side of the Ny.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 16, 1864-4.20 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

When the cannonading began on the right, about 4 p. m., the enemy immediately began to pack up his shelters and get into line, but all the tents were left stranding.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

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