War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0539 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

Your dispatch of 8 a. m. is received. The major-general commanding is gratified at hearing of your success, and directs me to say we pushing on here, and that he desires you to do the same as long as there is any chance of success.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Your dispatch [9 a. m.] per Lieutenant Warren received. It will not do to draw in your left. Smith, who is attacking, is seriously checked by an enfilade from his right, which would be relived by an advance of your left. Your movement, as far sa you can control it, should be toward the left or southeasterly, keeping up a connection and co-operating with Smith. There are no re-enforcement to send you, all the corps here being full engaged endeavoring to break through the enemy's line, as yet without success, but not without hope of ultimate success.

Respectfully,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-1030 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Birney's division, of the Second Crops, is ordered to move up to your support immediately. The commanding general suggests that you put General Birney in on your left. He will move up to you by the Woody house.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

JUNE 3, 1864-11 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The officer in charge of pickets near the Mechaniscville road reports the enemy moving off in force to our left.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 3, 1864-11.20 a. m.

General MEADE:

I will have General Birney take position on the left of my line, but I do not believe our troops can carry the enemy's works there. We