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the enemy's skirmishers were crawling up on their hands and keeps with troops behind them. He repulsed them. General Owen, on the left of Colonel Smyth, says that the enemy did not advance upon him but fired upon him very heavily from their works, to which he replied.

Everything now is quiet as usual.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1864-10 p. m.

General HANCOCK:

What has become of Lyman? He need not wait for an answer. We can receive and forward it when delivered.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864.

General MEADE:

Nothing has been heard of Colonel Lyman since he went beyond my picket-line with one of my staff. I do not know that I will be able to communicate with him.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864.

A flag of truce has gone out on our left by the Dispatch road for the purpose of making some arrangements for taking in the wounded.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 5, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

General Gibbon reports that Colonel Smyth's brigade left some of its wounded very near the enemy's works, and that orders were wounded in the attempt to get them off. It is probable that a considerable number of dead remain behind the line.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FOURTH BRIGADE,

June 5, 1864.

Regiment commanders are informed that a flag has been sent out from army headquarters proposing a cessation of hostilities for