War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0025 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 14, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that this command has three days' rations from this morning, and that this corps is not out to-morrow night, as I understood the major-general commanding to believe this a.m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, June 14, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK:

GENERAL: There are no conveniences for loading artillery or wagons here now. All that can be done is to send the infantry down as needed. I think General Birney's division will not be over before 4 o'clock. The artillery and trains cannot cross here; that is, it will take all the time and transportation. There are no boats or barges for horses. General Birney's division commenced embarking at 10.50.

C. H. MORGAN.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 14, 1864-3.30 [p.m.].

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: General Gibbon now starts. General Birney had about one brigade to cross at 3 p.m. An effort is being made to get two landings on each side very soon.

Your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, Wilcox's Landing, June 14, 1864-6 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that General Birney's division is all across the river, and that one brigade of General Gibbon's division is now embarked.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.