War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0819 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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several regiments of Pennsylvania Reserves whose terms of service are about expiring, subject to the condition, however, that the officers and men of the Reserves who, under the decision already given, are entitled to their discharge before the 31st of May has been selected as being about the average date of discharge of the regiments to be discharged between now and the 20th of June.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FIFTH CORPS,

May 16, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

Your communication of to-day, in relation to the discharge of the Pennsylvania Reserves, has been submitted to them. The Eighth, whose time expired yesterday, will not accept it. It is not ascertained whether those who will have to stay over their time to comply will do it or not. General Crawford says he thinks it doubtful. Shall I send off the Eighth Regiment? There are only about 75 of them.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 16, 1864.

General WARREN:

You are authorized to send home the officers and men of the Eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves, whose terms of service have expired.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 16, 1864-6.40 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding:

I have started 113 ambulances and 140 wagons to bring in our wounded from the Cossin house, and have given direction to have supper ready for them at the present hospitals. I shall go out myself to hasten the removal.

JOHN J. MILHAU,

Surgeon, Medical Director.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH MARYLAND VOLUNTEERS,

May 16, 1864.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

GENERAL: There is a prevalent, well-authenticated report that there are numerous expressions of yourself and members of your