War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0128 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864-9 p.m.

Major-General MEADE:

Your two dispatch just received. Owing to the difficulty of the ground and darkness General Crawford's troops have not yet got into position. I had designed making an independent assault with his division. Nothing decisive can probably be done to-night, and General Crawford is directed to take position on the left of General Burnside's line, and in support of it. This will enable General Burnside to get his command better in order and refill ammunition, &c. I have General Ayres' and General Griffin's divisions entirely in reserve. General Cutler is on the extreme left.

G. K. WARREN,

Major General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

Have you learned whether General Burnside was driven from the position he gained to-night?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

General Burnside has not so reported, although I heard something to that effect reported to him.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 69. June 17, 1864-8.15 a.m.

Brigadier-General Cutler will move his command to the front at once. He will take with him two wagons of intrenching tools, which will meet him as he passes these headquarters. Brigadier-General Crawford will follow General Cutler as promptly as possible. A staff officer will meet the head of the column as it column as it passes, to conduct it.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864-7.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have your command ready to move at very short notice.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.