War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0925 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

My command has a front of nearly 1 mile; is in two lines of battle, with part of a third line in reserve.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 19, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My position is now entirely secure without the troops in the third line. I can, therefore, extend either to the right or left if desirable.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864-5.45 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT:

The enemy have attacked in some force on the right, about the Harris house. Warren has sent some part of his command to this side the Ny to meet the attack. You will support him should he need support, as he has but a single line of battle.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

SIXTH ARMY CORPS, May 19, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

Dispatch received. I will hold Russell's division in readiness to support Warren. Is it necessary to move him from his present position before being called on to send him across to Warren? He is in position on my right in rifle-pits.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864.

General WRIGHT:

It is not necessary to move Russell until Warren calls on you for support.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Should guards be sent with trains to and from Fredericksburg and between Fredericksburg and Belle Plain? I have been told that both roads are insecure for unguarded wagons.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.