War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0911 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864. (Received 5.30 p.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

The commanding general directs that you hold your command in readiness to move up here at a moment's notice. There appears to be a movement of the enemy on our right.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864. (Received 5.30 p.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

Move up a division in double-quick. The enemy have attacked us in force at the Harris house. The rest of your corps to follow.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864-7 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

The main road from Spotsylvania Court-House to Fredericksburg is not considered safe. All messengers should be sent by way of Massaponax Church.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Warren and Wright.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864. (Received 7.45 p.m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

Please order the officer in charge of canvas bridge train to report to me.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, No. 132.

May 19, 1864.

1. The Thirty-sixth Wisconsin Volunteers, Colonel Haskell, is relieved from further duty in General Tyler's division, and assigned to the Second Division of the corps. It will report accordingly.

2. The quartermaster of the corps is authorized to make such transfers of the transportation of the several divisions as may be necessary to provide for General Tyler's division.

3. The brigade and division flags of the late Fourth Division of the corps will be turned over to the chief quartermaster of the corps for issue to the division of General Tyler.

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By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.