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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 18, 1864-11.45 a.m.

Major-General WARREN:

I cannot change the hour in the order of attack just issued. Every-one else is ready. You will attack as soon as possible after the hour designated, and endeavor to be ready at that hour.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 18, 1864-11.45 a.m.

General MEADE:

I have just got connection with my two wings at the bend of the railroad. I had to send General Ayres around to take this in rear to get the enemy out. I am making preparation to move a force along the railroad to the right and clear the enemy from it - Crawford's front. When we are all across the railroad we will, I think, have but one position to carry by assault. I am on the crest of the ravine beyond Poo River; General Ayres is now facing west, and my right was southwest. I had this ready to send when your order to make the assault at 12 o'clock was sent.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

FIFTH CORPS, June 18, 1864-11.50 a.m.

General MEADE:

I will have my right advanced probably by the time, and keep up the connection. I have been fighting all the morning, swinging my left.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 18, 1864-11.55 a.m.

Major-General WARREN:

The advance of your right will answer all purposes.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

FIFTH CORPS, June 18, 1864-12 m.

General MEADE:

Colonel Sweitzer is across the railroad and advancing; General Crawford also advancing. The batteries have gone forward to shell the enemy's ridge while our men advance.

T. LYMAN.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 18, 1864-12.12 p.m.

General MEADE:

General Ayres reports to me that our cavalry have passed up in his sight toward Petersburg on the plank road, and that the enemy are

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