War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0535 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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they understand they belong to Ewell's corps. General Martin is brigade commander. Colonel McKeen, commanding brigade in Second Division, is mortally wounded. This is four brigade commanders disabled to-day.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-9.30 p. m

Major-General HANCOCK:

It will be necessary to leave Birney in his present position to-night and to-morrow unless you absolutely require him, when he will be sent to you.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, June 3, 1864-10.40 a. m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move with your division at once to the position of the Fifth Corps and report in person on your arrival to Major-General Warren. A guide has been sent to you from headquarters of the army. The battalion of Tannatt's brigade, which is in front of the rifle-pits with Colonel Smyth, commanding brigade, Second Division, cannot be removed just now. As soon as possible it will be sent to you.

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-11.55 a. m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Third Div., Second Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding the corps directs me to say that he ordered one battalion of Colonel Tannatt's command to remain in its position when your division moved, but that he found that Colonel Tannatt's entire command was moving away. The general directed one battalion to return and taken up its old position. The commander of it has been directed to report to General Gibbon.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. G. MITHCHELL,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

P. S.-The battalion will be relieved as soon as possible, but it now occupies a point which cannot be left without troops.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June [3], 1864-12 m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Division, Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you mass your division just beyond Woody's house, and report to these headquarters when you are massed.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.