War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0650 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 6, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

I am unable to say authoritatively whether you will remain the to-day and to-night or not, but I am under the impression you will, and that it would be worth while to undertake what you mention.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 6, 1864-12 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

Since the return of the major-general commanding to his headquarters I have submitted your dispatch to him, and find that his opinion differs from that expressed by me as to the advisability of bringing up baggage wagons for the purpose specified.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 6, 1864-5.30 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

General Birney reports that the enemy are pressing his right heavily. The commanding general directs that you hold a division ready to move to his support, and send a staff officer to choose the shortest route, and informed General Burnside.

A. A. HUMPHRYES,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

JUNE 6, 1864-9.45 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs that you send two divisions at daylight to-morrow morning-say 3.30 o'clock-to the rear of General Hancock's left, within a supporting distance-say opposite Sumner's (lower) Bridge. The commander of these divisions will picket the Chickahominy to and including the railroad bridge so as to cover it. The cavalry will picket the Chickahominy below the railroad bridge.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 6, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I would like to have Colonel Bragg command the brigade of General Cutler's division at present commanded by Colonel