War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0312 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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in my front. My artillery will compel the enemy to keep the force now in front of me where it is, as the cannot move it out of the intrenchments in daylight, our command of the ground being too complete. Even our musketry reaches the ground he would have to move over.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 22, 1864-4 p.m.

General WARREN:

I think it would be advisable to move the two brigades you can spare to the rear of Griffin's left. Gibbon and Barlow have both been broken, but now repaired, but if a formidable attack is made we shall require support. Let the brigade commander report to General Birney, who is near the Jones house on the plank road.

G. G. MEADE.

HEADQUARTER ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 22, 1864. (Received 4.20 p.m.)

General WARREN:

The major-general commanding directs that the two brigades designated in last dispatch be sent up on the double-quick.

CHAS. E. CADWALADER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

JUNE 22, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

General Griffin had already sent one brigade to General Gibbon. I understood but one brigade of General Gibbon had fallen back. The order will be issued immediately, as you direct.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 22, 1864. (Sent 9.03 p.m.)

Major-General WARREN, Commanding Fifth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that your two brigades will be returned to you to-night. General Birney and General Wright will attack to-morrow morning at 3.30 o'clock. They advanced this evening successfully.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN, Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that you have your reserve brigade ready to move to the front at short notice if required.

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.