War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0014 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864-9 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs that the utmost vigilance by observed to-morrow morning from a very early hour, and before daylight, and my movement or stir on the part of the enemy be reported at once to these headquarters.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864-10 p. m.

General WARREN:

In the event of your moving to-morrow, direct Major Forsyth to report to Major-General Wright for orders and instructions.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 20, 1864-10.35 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Where will the trains that are here move to?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864.

General WARREN:

The trains that are authorized to be with the troops, will move with them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 20, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

The Maryland Brigade behaved most commendably yesterday, and I believe were the only veteran troops engaged seriously. Colonel Dushane was just arriving with the First Maryland veterans, and on hearing the firing went in to action at once without orders from any one. He lost considerably, and had his own horse killed. As there have been some unfavorable remarks made about this brigade which were rather uncalled for, about which they are sensitive, I wish especially to commend their conduct on yesterday as an act of justice and for the good of the service.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.