War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0013 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864-10.20 a. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

Have you any prisoners not yet sent here, taken last night or this morning? If so, how many, and when will they be here? Forward them immediately.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to General Wright.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 20, 1864-10.50 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

General Crawford has not sent in any prisoners to these headquarters. I know a number were taken, and if they have not been forwarded direct to you I will send them forward at once.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864-5.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Have the prisoners captured by General Crawford's command this morning been sent in yet? How many prisoners were captured by General Crawford?

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR SPOTSYLVANIA COURT-HOUSE, VA., May 20, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS:

All the prisoners taken by us have been sent to General Patrick. The report of casualties is on this way to you. Our new troops undoubtedly fired into each other yesterday in some instances.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864-5.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs that you hold your corps ready to withdraw and follow Hancock to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, or to follow the enemy should be follow Hancock. General Wright will take up a new line upon your withdrawal.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.