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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864-8.30 p.m.

Major-General MEADE:

Please inform me of the position occupied by General Hancock to-day, that I may arrange our flankers and pickets accordingly.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864 .

General BURNSIDE:

General Meade is with General Grant. General Hancock is massed at the Anderson Mill bridge.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff.

MAY 19, 1864-9.15 p.m.

(Received 9.25 p.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE, Ninth Corps:

What news with you this evening? The enemy crossed the Ny, to our right, this evening, in considerable force. We having taken prisoners from three different divisions. Quite a sharp engagement has taken place, in which we have lost probably 1,500 men, killed and wounded.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 19, 1864-11 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The attack on our right proved to be Ewell's corps, which remains on this side the Ny.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-General CRITTENDED,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: General Grant directs that the Quesenberry house be occupied as long as possible by a brigade, and that our pickets be extended, if possible, to the Po River. You will please detail General Ledlie's brigade for this work, and replace it in the advance line by a portion of your reserve. Give instructions to be very careful to well connect with our of pickets and our line of works. It is more than likely it will be withdrawn early this evening, and the house held by a small force during the night.

Very truly, yours,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General, Commanding.

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