War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0189 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CHANDLER'S HOUSE, May 25, 1864-12.15 p.m.

General GIBBON:

Will advise you as to your part of it when I can see General Hancock.

WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

To be destroyed.

CHANDLER'S HOUSE, May 25, 1864.

General GIBBON:

General Hancock is here, and wishes me to say that if you have anything to communicate about your lines to send by signal.

TAYLOR.

CHANDLER'S HOUSE, May 25, 1864-9 a.m.

General Birney:

General Hancock wishes to know if Colonel Morgan is at your headquarters.

TAYLOR.

May 25, 1864.

General HANCOCK:

Colonel Morgan has gone with General Potter to look at his lines.

BIRNEY,

General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, May 25, 1864-4.15 p.m.

General BIRNEY:

The major-general commanding directs that you possession of the section of Arnold's battery referred to in your note, and hold it if it is near you. You should enforce your orders in such cases. The major-general commanding will have the matter duly investigated.

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.-Be very cautious in your advance. A contraband has just come in, who reports quite a force over there.

F. A. W.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, May 25, 1864-6.15 p.m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding has directed me to inform you that a new pontoon bridge has been laid above the railroad bridge in rear of your command. He directs that a road practicable for wagons and artillery be at once cut, leading to it, and that the ditches be bridged.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.