War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0488 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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of the line you are holding. The commanding general directs me to say that the defense of the right is intrusted to General Burnside and yourself, and towhead there should be mutual co-operation.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

P. S.- Headquarters are moving to the rear of Cold Harbor.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

I have Richmond Examiner of yesterday. If you wish I will send it to you.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

JUNE 2, 1864-8.20 a. m.

Major-General MEADE:

The enemy have fallen back in front of the left of my line, which is about 1 mile west of Woody's. Two of their batteries there have been withdrawn and their troops moving southerly. We took a few prisoners there from Field's division.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

June 2, 1864-9 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that Smith's right does not extend beyond Woody's house, and directs that you close up the interval and also shorten your line by contracting your right. Your front should be such that one-half your force may be available for contingencies. You will notify General Burnside of this and act simultaneously with him. He will receive orders to move so as to keep massed in the rear of your right.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

P. S.- Send the Richmond Examiner.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that a dispatch just received from General Burnside indicates that he does not