War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0349 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 4 p. m.

General G. K. WARREN:

GENERAL: General Cutler has gone back, and if you can make the troops attack with the assistance of the artillery, it will be an easy thing to regain everything, as I have not moved the head of my column, but changed line with two brigades.

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864.

Captain A. S. MARVIN, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: Colonel Strang, the officer having charge of my skirmishers reports that the enemy have left our front. Said by a citizen living about 300 yards in front of skirmish line to have left about 10 o'clock last night. Shall I push forward my skirmish line?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. H. LOCKWOOD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

May 30, 1864.

General LOCKWOOD:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your command out right in front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS PENNSYLVANIA RESERVE CORPS,

May 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN,

Commanding First Division, Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general directs me to say that, as he is covering a portion of your troops, he will maintain the connection until the firing ceases, when he will withdraw them. Hardin is pushing for the Machanicsville road. We have the Machanicsville road and are advancing up it.

Very Respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. A. McCOY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.