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MAY 31, 1864 - 9[.15] a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My skirmishers have crossed the road at Bethesda Church and met with a little opposition in the vicinity of the road. The left extends nearly a mile southeast of the road, finding nothing. The map of the road from Linney's to Bethesda Church and on to Mechanicsville, you know, is correct.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN.

P. S. - What is the firing on our right?

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 31, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Don't know what the firing is, but take it to be Hancock finding out whether any changes have been made by the enemy in the night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 31, 1864 - 10.10 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

I send you copy of dispatch* from Burnside. The commanding general directs that the connection be kept up. Hancock is ordered to press close up to the enemy and attack if he finds it practicable; General Burnside to attack in conjunction with him, and Wright to support him with his whole corps. The enemy in Wright's front is so strongly posted that he cannot attack.

A. A. HUMPRHEYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 31, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS:

I forward the following report of General Crawford. The number of prisoners here given does not include 31 wounded and in our hospital. General Griffin took upward of 50 during the day while advancing.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS PENNSYLVANIA RESERVES,

THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 31, 1864.

Captain A. S. MARVIN, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the following rebel officers were killed and wounded in the affair of yesterday: Colonel Terrill, of the Thirteenth Virginia Regiment; Colonel Willis, com

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* See Burnside to Humphreys, 9.55 a. m., p.405.

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