War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0054 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-7.35 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The cavalry under Lieutenant-Colonel Pope will also be used by you in establishing and keeping up communication with General Hancock, who is ordered to take position on the right bank of the Po, near Milford Station.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864.

General WARREN:

Please give the telegraph party at you headquarters timely notice of your movement that the wire may be taken up. The work, I suppose, should be begun the moment you troops commence the movement.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864.

General WARREN:

An hour a half will be the least time in which the line between here and your headquarters can be taken up.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FIFTH CORPS, May 21, 1864-8.25 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

What time would you like to have my picket-line withdrawn?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-8.30 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

You can withdraw your pickets as soon as your column is well under way. Wright is notified that you withdraw at 10 o'clock. If you can let me know about what hour your pickets will be withdrawn, I will notify General Wright so that he can arrange accordingly.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

FIFTH CORPS, May 21, 1864-8.35 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Can be able to withdraw my pickets at 11 o'clock.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.