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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1864-1.30 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

The commanding general directs me to inform you that instead of moving by the route indicated in my dispatch, you will move to Leary's on the Old Church and Cold Harbor road, where the road branches to Parsley's Mill. You will be held in reserve there. The order directing that and other movements will be issued as soon as it can be prepared. General Ferrero will be directed not to take position until you have passed the forks, where he will be posted.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

BURNSIDE'S,

June 5, 1864.

General WARREN:

What time do you propose to commence the withdrawal of your troops, and what time to you withdraw your pickets?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864-1.45 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Preparatory to movements order for to-night, I would like to have you replace the brigade on the left of my line so that I can have my troops a little more in hand. A swamp at present separates it from the rest of Crawford's division, which swamp would make a good position for your right flank.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

FIFTH CORPS,

June 5, 1864-2.35 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Leary's is not on my map. Is it south or north of the Matadquin?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864-1.45 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Preparatory to movements ordered for to-night, I would like to have you replace the brigade on the left of my line so that I have my troops a little more in hand. A swamp at present separates it from the rest of Crawford's division, which swamp would make a good position for your right flank.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

FIFTH CORPS,

June 5, 1864-2.35 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Leary's is not on my map. Is it south or north of the Matadequin?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1864-2.40 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Leary's is about three-quarters of a mile from these headquarters-nearer Old Church. It is south of the Matadequin.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.