War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0489 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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apprehend his instructions to withdraw and mass in rear of your right. His instructions have been reiterated. The major-general commanding directs that you communicate with General Burnside, and be certain that the movements of the two corps are in concert.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864-[9.40 a. m.]

General HUMPHREYS:

The left of my line is now 1 mile in advance of Woody's, westward. Where is General Smith's right; in what direction and how far from Cold Harbor?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-9.45 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Your dispatch received. General Smith's right is at Woody's.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

General Smith will have no trouble in advancing his right, I think, 1 mile west, which would of itself close the gap if he faces west. I am making arrangements with General Burnside to effect the movements ordered.

G. K. WARREN.

BURNSIDE'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 2, 1864.

General WARREN:

I am making arrangements as rapidly as possible to move. Will you be kind enough to remain at your present headquarters until I arrive there?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Dispatch received. I will remain as requested.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.