War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0062 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 21, 1864.

Major-General WRIGHT:

Lieutenant Benyaurd is ordered to join you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-8.25 a. m.

Major-General WRIGHT:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that you will probably move to-night and follow Hancock's route via Massaponax Church, Guiney's Station, and Bowling Green to Milford Station and over the Mattapony. General Burnside would move at the same time as yourself, taking the route between the Ny and the Po, crossing the latter at Stanard's Mill, following Warren.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Can you tell me about how many cavalry in Major Forsyth's command?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The cavalry detachment consists of 450 men. They can only be used for pickets, vedettes, and scouts.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-9 a. m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

General Warren reports that he will be able to withdraw his pickets at 11 o'clock.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

No dispatches have been received from you since the movement of to-day commenced. The commanding general desires that you