War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0822 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND. N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 16, 1864. (Received 2 p. m.)

Captain MORROW:

I have the honor to report that I have strengthened my skirmish line and sent one regiment, 300 men, to support it. My troops are all formed in lines and my wagons sent back across the river, and wait the orders of the major-general commanding the corps.

Very respectfully,

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 199.

Washington, May 16, 1864.

By direction of the President Major General Horatio G. Wright, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Sixth Army Corps.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 16, 1864-11 a. m.

Major-General WRIGHT;

Have you made good roads between Jett's house and Beverly house, where Warren is? An officer has just told me your people are slashing timber between these places, and rather obstructing the communications. Please inquire into this.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 16, 1864. (Received 1.35 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Roads to the rear from Myers' house have been opened, and roads to connect that position with Warren's left were ordered and commenced yesterday, and I presume completed. Have sent to ascertain. The chopping referred to was in front of Russell's position. He was making slashings to strength his front.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 16, 1864-12.30 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Dispatch of 11 a. m.* just received. I had already pushed picket-line forward without opposition, and will now advance it till it feels enemy. From the Anderson house I can see plainly the rebel works in front of Warren's left and my right. At that point there are two lines of intrenchments.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*See Humphreys to Warren and Wright, 11 a. m., p. 816.

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