War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0354 OPERATIONS IN SE VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS.

June 23, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

The enemy on our left flank continue to press their skirmishers with vigor. I can see some of the cavalry coming back but continue to hold on. General Wheaton is in position and making a breast-work. General Wright has sent for a brigade from General Russell.

T. LYMAN.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,,

June 23, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

The cavalry has been driven in by a line of infantry skirmishers onto General Wright's line of skirmishers and does not now appear to be worth anything as far as fighting goes.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain, Sixth Infantry.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 23, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Captain SANDERS.

Acting Aide-de-Camp, with Colonel Bryan:

(Through General Williams).

Your dispatch received. Tell Colonel Bryan that some infantry is ordered down the plank road and two brigades to the vicinity of the Williams house, and that he must keep out in front of the infantry.

A. A. HUMPHREY'S.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 23, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT:

Two brigades from Warren will be sent to the Williams house so soon as they report. I have a staff officer with Colonel Bryan and I think any such report as you give would certainly be sent to me; besides, the position is a false one for the enemy. I will send my provost guard immediately down the plank road. What is the condition of affairs with you? Have the enemy advanced and can you not develop him by a strong skirmish or reconnoitering party? If the enemy is not moving on you, you must take such measures as will enable you to judge of his force and of the propriety of carrying out my order to attack.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General.

A dispatch just received from Captain Sanders sent to you.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

June 23, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

General Wright has ordered the Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry to dismount and go into his pits. This is the regiment that has just