War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0487 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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hold against any probable efforts of the enemy, but it is took weak to attack from the connection, and is not very secure on my right, and is not yet established with General Smith on my left, but I cannot extend farther without risking being broken.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

FIFTH CORPS SIGNAL STATION,

June 2, 6.30 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

There is no change in enemy's position. Their sharpshooters stationed in pits that they dug last night annoy our line very much.

Very respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

First Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-7 a. m.

General WARREN:

General W. F. Smith, commanding Eighteenth Corps, has been authorized to call upon you for a supply of ammunition in case of necessity, his trains having not yet arrived.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAMP, June 2, 1864.

Captain D. L. SMITH,

Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Fifth Corps:

The Eighteenth Army Corps joins this army and is without supplies. The major-general commanding directs that temporary relief be given them. To effect this you are hereby ordered to supply, for the use of this corps from your train, some 18,000 rations-hard bread, coffee, sugar, salt, and beef on hoof; the cattle to await the call on you. General Ingalls is to send a train of forage, and the wagons of supplies will accompany it on your designating them. Send a commissary with them to General Smith's, and order him to take the wagons to White House as soon as emptied, and fill up.

THOMAS WILLSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief Commissary of Subsistence.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-7 a. m.

General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that General Burnside is ordered to withdraw as soon as he can do so securely and mass in rear of your right, and be prepared to resist an attempt of the enemy to attack or turn it, and also to support you in any part