War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0344 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 6.50 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I have not been in communication with General Burnside to-day till lately, as I was moving forward under common orders to him and me. With a connection once established, I think if we moved forward the line connecting should have done so without further notice. I did not intend to stop at all, expect the enemy made me.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The commanding general desires to know the result of the attack upon you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

It has all quieted down with the repulse of the enemy. I have ordered a strong line of skirmishers to push out.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

MAY 30, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

We are picking up a good many prisoners, and the rebel dead are reported numerous.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

P. S.- Reports say the enemy moved off to our left.

G. K. W.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 7.45 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch respecting the connection with General Burnside, and to say that your orders required connection to be made with General Burnside before moving forward, and to be maintained during that movement, and that as a general principle the connecting the adjoining corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.