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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 7, 1864-4.40 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Crops:

The commanding general requests that you will send forward Lieutenant-General Anderson's communication. It is too late to arrange it this evening in time to admit of their being removed before dark.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 7, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

General Anderson's communication has been forwarded to you. i could not communicate your answer to General Anderson, as it was dark before a staff officer could get down there.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 7, 1864-6.30 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The major-General commanding requests me to say that you can make any proper arrangement with General Anders for removing the wounded and burying the dead under flag of truce to-morrow.

A. A. HUMPHREYES,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 7, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I will send out at daylight in the morning, offering cessation of hostilities from 98 a. m. till 10 a. m., at the point where the dead and wounded are, and will notify you of the result.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 7, 1864-8 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The communication of Lieutenant-General Anderson, Confederate Army, is received. The commanding general requests that you will reply to it under the authority conveyed by telegraph at 6.30 p. m.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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