War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0310 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 29, 1864 - 9.45 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you right near Haw's Shop remain as it is. General Hancock is directed to advance his line and unite with your right.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 29, 1864 - 10.45 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

General Warren is ordered to take position from Haw's Shop to the mouth of Mill Creek on the Totopotomoy. The commanding general directs that you hold your corps in reserve, massed in rear of Haw's Shop, ready to move to either the Second or the Fifth Corps. The change in your position does not interfere with the reconnaissances and contingent operations ordered for to-day.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 29, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

You will move your corps to-morrow and take position on general Hancock's left, fronting the enemy's line. You will communicate with General Hancock, and so soon as you have ascertained his position and his left you will move forward. You will send staff officers in advance to examine the ground and post the troops. General Warren will be on your left and will be directed to communicate with you.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 29, 1864 - 1.30 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Wilson reports that he sent a battalion out on the road over which the Fifth Corps marched; that there was a provost guard in rear bringing up all the men that had fallen out. General Wilson is encamped about 6 miles out, in rear of all the army trains. He has reported that he has not seen General Lockwood, and does not know where he is, or that he was coming. The forage trains for the corps are coming via Dunkirk.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.