War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0052 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, May 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General Mott, Third Brigade, will comply with the above order and send a regiment at once.

By command of Major-General Birney:

F. BIRNEY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, May 21, 1864-3.30 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The following just received:

HEADQUARTERS OUTPOSTS, May 21, 1864.

Reveille was beat in our front by the enemy at 1.30. The enemy seems unusually busy chopping, &c. Picket-line quiet.

P. T. HANLEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Outposts, First Division.

G. K. WARREN.

[Indorsement.]

Generals Warren and Wright have been ordered to endeavor to drive in the enemy's pickets by advancing theirs.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-5.15 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs that you push forward your pickets, and see if you can drive the enemy's pickets in.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

(Same to General Wright.)

MAY 21, 1864- 6 a. m.

General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

Has any movement of the enemy been observed in your front this morning?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

BEVERLY HOUSE SIGNAL STATION, May 21, 1864-6 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

It is very smoky this a. m. There is no charge in enemy's guns or troops in front of Fifth Corps.

Very respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

First Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.