War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0927 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

May 19, 1864.

This division will be held in readiness to move, in case it should be called upon, to support the Fifth Corps.

By command of Brigadier-General Russell:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

May 19, 1864-9.45 p.m.

This division will be held in readiness to move at once. Order of march: Fourth Brigade, First Brigade, Third Brigade, Second Brigade.

By command of Brigadier-General Russell:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MYERS' HOUSE, May 19, 1864-5.45 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The head of the column reached here some time ago, but cannot move farther until General Wright's troops get out of the way. The whole corps is now massed here.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

May 19, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

The construction party is at the Myers house, prepared to extend the telegraph line to your headquarters. Please cause the party to be informed where you wish to have your office.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864-1.45 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Commanding Armies of the United States:

GENERAL: The result of the reconnaissance and observations made this morning is as follows: At a point 1 1/2 miles due south from the Myers house is a house owned by Quesenberry. Taking that as a starting point and going a half a mile due south you strike the Po River. Drawing a line southwest from Spotsylvania Court-House you strike the Po again; then drawing a line from the Quesenberry house, a little south of west 1 mile, you strike the Po again, and at that point the enemy's entrenchments seem to end and to run from that point directly to Spotsylvania Court-House. All accounts agree that there are no entrenchments south of the Po. At a point 2 miles southeast of Smith's Mill the Po and Ny unite.