War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0337 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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Ewell's corps yesterday, he says, were in line of battle about 3 or 4 miles southwest from here. He does not know if they are there this morning, but as he came along he saw their pickets about one-fourth of a mile from ours. I make out from his statement that Ewell is on the right of their army, and that Griffin struck cavalry, which they sent infantry to support. General Griffin reports that the enemy are not there now. I have directed him to reconnoiter with a brigade until he finds them.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

P. S.- The deserter says he was told that General Lee was sick and that General Ewell was in command.

G. K. W.

P. S.- I am keeping my troops in hand and waiting developments before taking up any position. I think the lines of Generals Hancock and Burnside will swing around so as to face southwest and throw me all south of the Totopotomoy, and if I move on to the north of it we will get mixed up. General Burnside will inform me when his left is in position. In the mean time I am reconnoitering in my front and left.

G. K. W.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 8.30 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Your dispatch by Captain Jay received. Whatever information General Burnside develops and sends here will be sent to you as soon as received, and your connection with him will be excepted.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 8.45 a. m.

General WARREN:

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.

[Indorsement.]

I don't know. I believe it was in front of Hancock.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 9 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Having learned the left of the Second Corps reaches to the Totopotomoy, I have ordered all of my corps south of that stream to make room for General Burnside. I should move south till I struck

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