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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 7.05 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

Yours of 7 p. m. received. The enemy's position in my front is not developed, and any attack ordered cannot be made till after dark. Do you wish a night attack made? From my own examination of our front I think it would fail.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 7.20 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The enemy shelled my rear guard this afternoon, on the Richmond and Hanover Court-House road, at the point where my column left it. A force of their cavalry, about 1,000, was reported near Hanover Court-House, moving toward the Pamunkey on the river road.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 7.20 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

Yours of 5.30 p. m., which came while I was establishing my line, is just received. I regret I did not sooner see it, in order that I might relieve Warren by attacking. Shall I attack anyhow? - though I believe Hill's corps to be in my front, and I can move with only two divisions at most, and that with difficulty.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

Major-General WRIGHT:

I do not wish a night attack. Mas all the force not in line in rear of your line, and hold your command ready to move.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 9.50 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Under the order of 7.30 p. m. to hold the corps in readiness to move, all animals are kept harnessed and saddled. Is it desired that this be continued?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.