War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0915 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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NEAR SPOTSYLVANIA COURT-HOUSE,

May 19, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My infantry picket-line is well posted and connecting with the cavalry north of Ny River.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

MAY 19, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy make no effort to press our picket-line on the right, and his troops have seen occasionally moving from that position toward our left.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

WARREN'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 19, 1864-5.05 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My quartermaster has just asked me in case of a movement what wagons we would want, which, of course, depends upon the nature of the movement. I have with me here only about 40 rounds per man in wagons; transportation for five days' forage, a wagon for subsistence to officers in each brigade, and a wagon and a spring wagon for each headquarter of a brigade and division.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

Are you sending any troops across to meet the attack at the Harris house? Tyler has nothing but raw troops, and is pressed back. Send some troops across at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864-5.40 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

The musketry firing is very close to us. The commanding general directs that you send some troops this way at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.