War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0466 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-10 a. m.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am directed to inform you that the trains of the army have been ordered to move down the river to a point which has been indicated to Captain L. H. Peirce, quartermaster in charge.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, Numbers 25 1/2.

Near Haw's Shop, Va., June 1, 1864.

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2. Major General W. F. Smith, commanding Eighteenth Army Corps, will report to and receive orders from Major General George G. Meade, commanding Army of the Potomac, until otherwise ordered.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-12 a.

Major General W. F. SMITH,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: As soon as General Wright opens the road from Old Church to Cold Harbor, you will follow him, and take position on his right, endeavoring to hold the road from Cold Harbor to Bethesda Church. General Wright is ordered to attack the enemy as soon as his troops are up, and I desire you should co-operate with him and join in the attack. The enemy have not long been in position about Cold Harbor, and it is quite important to dislodge, and, if possible, rout him before he can intrench himself.

Respectfully, yours,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

June 1, 1864.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: All the infantry ammunition I have is upon the persons of my men. Will you please make some arrangement to send me a supply immediately? At 11 o'clock this morning none of my supply train of wagons had arrived. I have only one wagon per regiment, and some brigades have less. I would respectfully ask that a supply train be sent to the White House at once to the quar-