War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0306 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Haw's Shop, May 29, 1864 - 3 p. m.

Major-General WRIGHT:

What progress has your advance made? Barlow is 3 miles from here at the forks of the Cold Harbor and Hanover Court-House roads. Hears and sees nothing of the enemy.

GEO. G. MEADE.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

Jones' House, May 29, 1864 - 4 p. m.

General MEADE:

Your dispatch received. Russell was advancing at last report, meeting no opposition except from small parties of cavalry. Am expecting further report every moment, which will be promptly transmitted. Russel ought to be 3 or 4 miles out by this time.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

JONES' HOUSE, May 29, 1864 - 4.45 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The force on the upper of the two roads has advanced about 3 1/2 miles without incident, having met only a few cavalry. It is now on the main road to Richmond, about 1 1/2 miles from Hanover Court-House, where I have halted it to await your instructions. The force by the lower road has made about the same progress. It is reported that there is no force about Hanover Court-House expect a few cavalry. A sing post on the main road referred to says 17 miles to Richmond.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 29, 1864. (Received 5 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

Lieutenant-Colonel Kent, who accompanied the brigade of the First Division, commanded by Colonel Penrose, has just reported that the brigade is within a quarter of a mile of the railroad, Hanover Court-House in sight, and that there are a few cavalry scouts of the enemy in the distance. General Wright has not yet returned.

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 29, 1864 - 5.15 p. m. (Received 6 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

At 4 p. m. the force by the lower road was on a range of hills running nearly north and south with railroad, a few hundred yards on opposite side of bottom land. Court-House on opposite heights, about one-quarter of a mile in front. Cavalry in small numbers in front.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.