War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0008 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 1, 1864-6 a. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIFTH CORPS:

A cessation of hostilities until 9 a. m. to-day has been agreed upon, to enable us to bring in the wounded and dead between the lines. No officers or men will be permitted to advance beyond our lines, except such as are detailed to bring off the wounded and dead, and no communication will be had with the enemy.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to commanding officers of Ninth and Eighteenth Corps.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, August 1, 1864.

Major General G. K. WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

GENERAL: I wish you would let me know when you are ready to relieve my batteries on the line on the left flank. If you desire it I can lend you the batteries until such time as you can spare them.

Yours, truly,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 1, 1864-1.50 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

GENERAL: On account of my small infantry force I did not intend to post new batteries on the line. I have two in reserve that I can send in when I send in my infantry reserves. I calculate I shall have time for that. I informed your staff officer last night that I did not want batteries in position along the line, and that yours could be withdrawn at any time.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, August 1, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that my troops on the left flank have been entirely withdrawn, having been relieved by General Warren's command, with the exception of two batteries. These I am to withdraw at pleasure, in accordance with an understanding to that effect with General Warren. The Second Division is encamped in the wood between the Southall house and Norfolk railroad. The other divisions occupy their old camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Corps.