War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0269 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 28, 1864.

Division commanders are directed to have the men under arms at daylight, and to see that the picket-lines are well established and properly commanded. Information is received to the effect that the enemy is in strong force, and may assume the offensive to-morrow morning. Good roads for artillery must be made in rear of and along the line. Rifle-pits should be arranged to allow infantry and artillery to pass in and out at roads leading to the front.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 28, 1864.

General BIRNEY:

General Hancock directs that you move up to the Hanover Court-House road and form on General Barlow's right. The orderly will guide you to the cross-road.

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

MAY 28, 1864-12.30 p. m.

General WARREN:

Captain Livermore reports the pontoon train to have passed headquarters at 9.30 a. m. It is probably at the river by this time. Do you want the canvas pontoon taken up at once and replaced?

W. A. ROEBLING,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 28, 1864-2.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Until the arrival of General Burnside you must extend as much as possible to the right to cover the space he will occupy when he comes up. Did you relieve General Russell this morning? If so, at what hours?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

If there is a great space between you and Hancock, as Burnside cannot be up to-night, you must be prepared to move up in case you are wanted.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 28, 1864-10.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

General Burnside is ordered to move at early daylight to-morrow to vicinity of Haw's Shop, and take position, with his right on Hancock's