War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0357 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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nicate with Warren, who is advancing to feel the enemy's position, and you will advance Potter to keep up the connection now existing, and in case Warren's movements should make a gap you will promptly fill it with your command.

Respectfully, yours,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S. - If Warren requires any assistance give it to him from your surplus force.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 4.20 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

General Warren just telegraphs, "The enemy have got in force around my left flank. Any troops that can be sent to the Via house are desirable." Please send at once support to General Warren.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 4.30 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

General Warren reports the enemy have got a force around his left flank. The commanding general directs that you send all your force not in line to support General Warren and to attack the enemy that are attempting to turn him.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 5. p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

If you cannot find General Warren on the ground you can telegraph him through these headquarters.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864.. (Received 5 p. m.)

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Our connection with Hancock and Warren has been established for some time, but it is rather crooked, and we have been trying to correct it before reporting. We have had some sharp