War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0127 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-8.30 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel F. T. LOCKE,

Fifth Corps Headquarters:

Where are the prisoners who think Petersburg can be taken if we go ahead? Send them immediately to these headquarters.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

One of General Burnside's staff officers has sent the prisoners to General Patrick.

F. T. LOCKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HANCOCK'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864. (Received 8.30 p.m.)

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

The commanding general directs me to say that unless the advance now being made promises decisive results, you had better hold on to what you have, and postpone any further attack until to-morrow morning, as the men were up all last night. Please report immediately.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HANCOCK'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-8.30 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

Burnside reports you have sent in Crawford. If anything decisive can be done immediately you can go on, but if time is required for preparation I would prefer the attack being postponed till daylight to-morrow, and the men allowed to rest. Show this to Burnside.

GEO. G. MEADE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-9 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The commanding general directs me to inform you that the order directing you to hold a division of your corps in readiness to relieve a portion of General Smith's command is revoked.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.