War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0916 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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WARREN'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 19, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have no report yet, but I hear considerable musketry over on my right.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864-5.45 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that Hancock is ordered up here also. Wright will be ordered to send you support, should you need it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 19, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have sent the Maryland Brigade to support Colonel Kitching, and called in Crawford's division to send to you. I think it is an effort of the cavalry to get on to the Fredericksburg road.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

Your dispatch received. The attack is by infantry and in some force. The commanding-general desires you to hurry Crawford forward as fast as possible. Can you send a battery or two at once?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864. (Received 5.55 p.m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

I am using every haste to get troops to help. I have reduced my front down to a single line of battle-that is my artillery firing. Can't you call on General Wright for help if more is wanted? I am sending a division to the fight, and as soon as I can a brigade to you.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

We don't want the brigade here. Let whatever troops you can spare move to the vicinity of the Harris house. Wright is ordered to support you should you require support.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.