War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0009 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 20, 1864-9.40 p. m.

General MEADE:

I shall not destroy the bridges, since I learn that General Warren is to move on the Telegraph road. When I sent my dispatch I was under the impression that my right flank would be entirely uncovered. I did not know of General Warren's movement.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 20, 1864.

General WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I will send the return of casualties as soon as possible. As to the corps moving in front, I gave specific and positive instructions this morning that General Birney should move his troops to their camps in rear of the woods. At daylight I found a brigade marching in front of the woods. I sent a staff officer at once to correct it, but, a fog intervening, it caused no difficulty to the last brigade that came in. I will have their camps struck and the troops marched back around to their present position in a way that cannot be seen. I have called upon General Birney for an explanation. Already 412 prisoners have been turned over to the provost-marshal-general.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 20, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following field returns of this command for the 20th instant:

Present for Gain since Loss since

duty. April 30. April 30.

Offic Men. Total Troop Other Battl Other Remar

ers. . s wise. e. wise. ks.

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ned.

Corps 25 156 181 ..... ..... 2 .....

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Engin 11 335 346 ..... ..... ..... .....

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lion.

Artil 55 1,964 2,024 384 ..... 71 ..... Third

lery Batta

Briga lion

de. joine

d.

First 263 4,501 4,764 ..... 431 3,366 415

Divis

ion.

Secon 312 5,921 6,233 2,388 158 3,117 396 36th

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ion. 69th

[182nd

],

155th

,

164th

,

170th

New

York

Regim

ent

joine

d.

Third 378 6,541 6,919 3,800 ..... 4,598 1,080

Divis

ion.

Fourt 241 6,485 6,726 7,215 ..... 989 ..... Joine

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Divis 18.

ion.

Divis ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... 4,965 Conso

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Divis

ion.

Total 1,285 25,90 27,19 13,78 589 12,14 6,856

. 8 3 7 3

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.