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following this bank. This was my understanding, and I informed him that they should have been driven across. I will send your dispatch to General Birney for further particulars.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

June 6, 1864-8.45 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: There has been unusual quiet this evening; it continues still. General Wright reports to me that his pickets report that the enemy are moving silently along their rifle-pits to their right (our left). He is not confident of the value of this information, but I think it not unlikely, from previous observations.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding Second Corps.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 6, 1864-9 p. m.

The following dispatch has just been received at these headquarters, and is communicated for the information of commanders:

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

June 6, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK:

It has just been reported from the picket-line on my right that the enemy has been quietly and cautiously moving for some time toward his right (our left) along the line of his rifle-pits. I of not attach much importance to the statement, but it may be worth reporting.*

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 6, 1864-10.50 p. m. (Received 10.55 p. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

General Warren is directed to send two divisions to-morrow at daylight to the vicinity of Sumner's (lower) Bridge within supporting distance of your left. They will picket the Chickahominy from your left as far down as the railroad.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 6, 1864.

The major-general commanding directs that division, commanders continue pushing up their works to the enemy, especially during the

*Same reported to General Humphreys, 8.30 p. m.