War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0919 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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FIFTH CORPS,

May 19, 1864-8 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

A negro has just come into our lines who says it was Gordon's brigade that moved go to our right. He says most of their army has moved the other way-the direction they saw our wagons going. I have sent him up.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

WARREN'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 19, 1864-8.30 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Major Roebling has just returned, and reports that the attack was made by Rodes' and Johnston's divisions, Ewell's corps; that Tyler's command and Kitching forced them back, and that our loss was about 300 killed and perhaps 1,500 wounded. They have also forced back my skirmishers to the rifle-pits on this side of the river on my right. Prisoners were taken who report that Breckinridge's command has arrived. I hasten to report this without waiting further information as it may modify your plans.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864-9 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

Hancock will hold on to-night till relieved by General Russell with 5,000 men of the Sixth Corps and two batteries. I wish you to superintend the posting of this force, together with Crawford and Kitching, to prevent to-morrow any advance of the enemy.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

FIFTH CORPS,

May 19, 1864-9.05 p.m.

General MEADE:

Will General Tyler be relieved?

G. K. WARREN.

WARREN'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 19, 1864-9.15 p.m.

Major-General MEADE:

Major Roebling reports that there will great difficulty in getting Birney's division out of the position they now are so as to have them well together and efficient in any other part of our line early to-morrow morning. It seems to me that information from all sources confirms the opinion that we have Hill and Ewell opposite and to the right of me. We ought to drive them back in the morning with a