War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0818 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 16, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

I beg leave to state that concurrent opinions from every one pint to Colonel Joseph Hayes, of the Eighteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, as deserving promotion. He has been wounded in the head, but can return to duty in a few days, if not at once.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 16, 1864-6 p. m.

General WARREN:

I wish you to make your arrangements for occupying the ridge indicated by Major Roebling with the necessary batteries, and supporting them with a force-a division at least-of your corps. Your corps will be employed in supporting the batteries where you now are and at the new position. Have all necessary roads and such other preparations as can be made in advance without attracting the attention of the enemy.

Respectfully, yours,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

MAY 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

Chief of Artillery:

We are directed to prepare a location for batteries where you and Colonel Wainwright went this morning. Can you let us have three rifled batteries from the Reserve to put there? We shall be ready for them at daylight. All our rifled guns have good positions elsewhere.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

MAY 16, 1864-8.30 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

The necessary preparations are easily made to place batteries at the point directed by you, and will be well supported. I have asked General Hunt to send me three rifled batteries from the Reserve.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

MAY 16, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that you are authorized to order home in a body, on the 31st of the present month, for muster out and discharge, the officers and men of the