War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0302 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 29, 1864 - 11.50 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Has General Lockwood's command joined you yet, or have you heard from it?

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

General S. WILLIAMS:

General Lockwood joined me this morning.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Norman's House, May 29, 1864 - 3.30 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Griffin's division has moved out on the road to Shady Grove. It carries him 1 mile south of Totopotomoy before it branches off to the west. After his advance had moved in that direction about half a mile they struck the enemy's infantry skirmishers on the road south. Only the enemy's cavalry are to be seen. Negroes report that the enemy is in force at Shady Grove, on the north side of the Totopotomoy. My line is now established, and my troops disentangled from the Ninth Corps. Our position gives us no use for artillery. I am now going out myself with the reconnoitering force.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 29, 1864 - 6 p. m.

General WARREN;

Barlow meets the enemy in position and force 4 miles from here. Hancock has been directed to support him, and is moving out for that purpose. Wright has got within one-fourth of a mile of the railroad. Hanover Court-House in sight, only meeting cavalry. Keep Griffin up to the enemy and support him. Burnside is in reserve on your right flank and rear to assist you if necessary.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

MAY 29, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

Should you move your headquarters to-day the telegraph line will be extended to you via Haw's Shop, to which point the line is now being run.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.