War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0652 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 6, 1864.

General GRIFFIN:

I wish you would make out a recommendation for the promotion of Colonel Chamberlain. I will forward it at once, so that it can take its chance with some others that are going to be forwarded.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS, No. 75. Camp near Cold Harbor, Va., June 6, 1864.

1. The Third Brigade, of the Fourth Division, having been assigned to duty with this division, will be hereafter known as the First Brigade.

2. The One hundred and eighty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers having been assigned to duty with this division, the commanding officer will report to Colonel Chamberlain, commanding First Brigade.

By command of Brigadier-General Griffin:

C. B. MERVINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division, Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you hold your division in readiness to advance at a moment's notice to the support of General Burnside, if necessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, June 6, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Some advance was made last night by the regular engineers in front of my left division, occupying ground hitherto held by rebel sharpshooters. On other portions nothing was done, except to connect and perfect the advanced works previously opened, and to establish additional batteries. No change can be discovered in strength or position of enemy, who has, however, worked industriously in strengthening his works.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 6, 1864-10.45 a.m.

Major-General WRIGHT:

Your dispatch reporting operations received. Please report what in your judgment, under existing condition of affairs, is the practicability of making an assault on the enemy's works in your front.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.