War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0325 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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stores as, under existing circumstances, deficiencies, however they may arise, cannot be made good. The supply trains will be to-day in the vicinity of the Hundley house.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864.

As soon as the general lines the troops are to occupy have been determined and reached after a movement, corps commanders will at once locate their headquarters, and communicate the position of the same to these headquarters, so that the commanding general may know where to send dispatches to them, and, when practicable, have the telegram line promptly run out. At present much times frequently lost in ascertaining the position of corps commanders at the close of a march.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLONEL SHELTON'S HOUSE, May 30, 1864 - 8 a. m.

Captain TAYLOR:

Enemy opened this forenoon on our working party with artillery, distance about 750 yards. no damage done. Party still throwing up works for artillery. Brisk skirmishing in Barlow's front.

J. E. HOLLAND,

Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

(Copy to General Hancock and Barlow.)

TOP OF COLONEL SHELTON'S HOUSE,

May 30, 1864 - 8.15 a. m.

General HANCOCK:

Enemy have one "light twelve" at present bearing on this point. They are engaged at present in completing works on their right (as visible), but very few show themselves above their works, although their sharpshooters are busy firing on our skirmishers. One gun just opened on this point, firing on our working parties, doing no damage.

HOLLAND,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

(Copy to General Barlow and Captain Taylor.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 8.45 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK, Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general wishes to know what the artillery firing was this morning a little after 7 o'clock?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Copy to General Warren.)