War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0435 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps.

Your dispatch of 9.20 is received. The commanding general directs that you push your skirmish line well to your right, to notify you of any movement of the enemy. If pressed, they can be drawn in toward you.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

Hold your command in readiness to attack in your front. Warren and Wright will undoubtedly be engaged soon, and it may be necessary for you to attack to relieve them.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to Burnside.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 1, 1864-10.45 a. m.

General WILLIAMS:

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have now some troops at Overton's, where the enemy's scouts were seen. They were driven away from there. When my infantry went out they had a skirmish line farther over to the left toward the swamp, but hat was driven away also. One of the prisoners captured stated that who brigades of the enemy moved over to our right. I cannot learn anything authentic concerning it, but have sent my escort up from Aenon Church toward Hanover Court-House road to see if anything is passing on that road, or to inquire if our cavalry can be found, from which I have heard nothing.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 1, 1864-10.55 a. m.

Major-General MEADE:

The following just received from General Barlow:

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND CORPS-9.55 a. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel WALKER:

COLONEL: The left of my skirmish line is slowly advancing on the skirmish line of the enemy, which is a strong one, entrenched. We are fired on heavily. The works of the enemy are seen in rear of the entrenched skirmish line, strong works, but we cannot yet see how strongly manned. On the right of my line in front of the salient we have advanced as far as a skirmish line can do. The enemy have