War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0616 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION,

June 5, 1864-6.20 p. m.

Major-General WARREN, Commanding Fifth Corps:

GENERAL: The field office of the day reports that the enemy has greatly strengthened his picket-line within the last hour.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864-7.30 p. m.

General CRAWFORD:

You can begin withdrawing your pickets on till 12 o'clock, and have an officer sent here to go and carry word the officer in charge of your picket-line when it is time to withdraw, leaving some one to show them the road you take. I will send Bates' brigade with

General Cutler. Send me word when the head of your column moves.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864.

General CUTLER:

Have your command in readiness to withdraw as soon as I send you word. Leave your pickets on and have an officer here at my headquarters to take word to the officer in charge of them when to withdraw. Take Bates' brigade along with your division. You will have to march about 4 miles and camp for the night. Bring the head of your brigade past my headquarters. I will send you word when to begin to move.

G. K. WARREN,

Major- General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

June 5, 1864. (Received 6.45 a. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

General Neill, commanding my right division, advanced last night about 40 yards, and his works are now in advance of those on his right and left. General Ricketts construct works upon the line held by his skirmishers yesterday. Very little progress was made by General Russell, except establishing of new position for guns.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864-9 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The attack commenced on Russell's front has now stopped. Will bring in full report as soon as received from division commanders.

W. W. SNADERS,

Captain, and Aide-de-Camp.