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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 31, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN,

Commanding First Division, Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding wishes to know whether your troops have been relieved of their position they held last evening by those of General Crittenden.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 31, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN,

Commanding First Division, Fifth Army Corps:

If the enemy should renew the attack in front of General Crawford you must try and support them, if necessary, and I wish to have your men relieve the Pennsylvania Reserves, whose time is out to-day.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

May 31, 1864.

[General G. K. WARREN:]

GENERAL: In reply to communication just received, I have the honor to report that one brigade of this division has been relieved (and now held in reserve) by two brigades of General Burnside's command, numbering about 1,400 men. If General Crawford is attacked I will try and support him with two or even three brigades, covering my own front with a heavy skirmish line. If the artillery was properly disposed in General Crawford's front, I believe it would be impossible to force him to retire. The Second Brigade, First Division, is now in rear of General Crawford's position, disposable for any emergency.

Very respectfully, & c.,

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 31, 1864.

General H. H. LOCKWOOD,

Commanding Second Division:

I have not allowed Colonel Leonard to take command of the brigade in which his regiment (the Thirteenth Massachusetts) is serving, since he left it at the Wilderness from sickness. He now considers himself able to do duty, and I am willing he should return to the command of his regiment, but not to displace Colonel Lyle in the command of the brigade at present. If he should be able to con