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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864-7 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK, or

General SMITH:

The left of my line crosses the road leading from Bethesda Church to Cold Harbor, about four-fifths of a mile west of Woody's house; it then bears west. My right connects with General Burnside on the Shady Grove road, and the faces south. I am extended out in a single line of battle, with no reserves.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

(Copy to General Humphreys.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-12 m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

I inclose you dispatch* from General Sheridan. The position of the enemy's right that the refers to is along the mill-pond and stream that empties into Chickahominy at or near Sumner's (upper) Bridge. General Sheridan is ordered to leave sufficient force to picket strongly from the left of our army down to the Chickahominy, and to picket the crossings of the Chickahominy. The remainder of his force he is directed to move to some point convenient for grazing and graving supplies.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that the attack ordered for this morning shall take place at 5 o'clock this afternoon. Such examinations and arrangements as are necessary will be made immediately.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Wright and Smith.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-1.30 p. m. (Received 2 p. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Birney's division is now at your disposal.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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*See Sheridan to Humphreys, June 2, p. 510.

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