War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0329 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 7.20 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Your order was received at 7.10 p. m. I have directed each division commander to assault at such point of his line as he may deem best. General Barlow has already replied that he will attack at once. I have also directed my artillery to open. General Ricketts, who is on Birney's right. ought to move at the same time to protect Birney's right. General Birney has just sent word that he will attack on his right, and if General Wright moves, it will assist him materially.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 7. 30 p. m. (Received 7.40 p. m.)

General HANCOCK:

Cease operations at dark.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

(Same to General Burnside.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 7.50 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have ordered operations to cease at dark. Some of my columns are attacking. I will report which and report progress as soon as I can get accurate information. The infantry firing so far has not been heavy.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 7.40 p. m. (Received 7.52 p. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

General Warren reports that the attack on him has quieted down with the repulse of the enemy's first attack.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 8 p. m.

General WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: The enemy just now threw 7 white rockets in quick succession on my right and front, and 3 since. Some musketry is going on.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.