War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0483 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864-4 p. m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: My headquarters are where they were to-day when General Meade was here. I should like to have the telegraph extended here.

Your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Who had the fight to-day toward the right, and what was the result?

HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-8.30 p. m. (Received 8.45 p. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

When General Burnside fell back the enemy followed closely and occupied the ground in the vicinity of the Via house. There was a lively skirmish, but the results are not known, as the telegraph was cut by the enemy.

S. F. BARSTOW.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

General Breckinridge appears to occupy the right of the enemy's line. We have taken prisoners from him this evening.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

June 2, 1864-2.30 p. m.

No attack will be made to-night under the orders previously issued. Unless the enemy attack us, the time will be devoted to rest. Meanwhile commanders should have their lines in a defensible condition and sufficiently closed to the enemy. Division commanders will examine the ground well and have the proper points of attack selected. It is very probable that an assault will be ordered at the earliest hour to-morrow. This will be regarded as confidential among the division commanders.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.