War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0434 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-12.15 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

Your dispatch of 11.50 p. m. received. The commanding general desirers you to hold as much on the other side as possible, but if necessary you can bring Birney to this side, leaving Gibbon on the other side, so that Burnside need not withdraw.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-6.45 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

The commanding general directs that you continue to press the enemy with your skirmishers, and endeavor to develop his line of battle and line of works, and that you make frequent reports to these headquarters, which, until further orders, will be near the headquarters of the Fifth Corps.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Burnside and Warren.)

SECOND CORPS,

June 1, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Will you please inform me where our cavalry is on my right?

HANCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-7.05 a. m. (Received 7.20 a. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

The chief of staff says that they were yesterday within 200 yards of Wright's right, and that if you will send up on the road to Hanover Court-House you will find them. General Wilson was informed of the withdrawal of General Wright, and directed to picket accordingly.

S. F. BARSTOW.

HANCOCK'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 1, 1864-[9.20 a. m.]

Major-General MEADE:

I have ordered skirmishers to be kept pressing the enemy. Nothing transpiring at the moment. I will advise you whenever anything occurs or develops.

Your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.