HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
February 6, 1865-5.30 p.m.
The major-general commanding will await here your report of your operations, and begs that you will have it here as soon as he shall receive your report.
ALEX. S. WEBB,
Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.
FEBRUARY 6, 1865-5.15 o'clock.
[General G. K. WARREN:]
GENERAL: The brigade of General Gwyn has broken, and I am assembling it there. The Maryland brigade has broken badly. We are gathering all remnants. Withrop's brigade can be used. Bankhead is wounded in the hand. Major Sanders is commanding one brigade of Griffin's and one from General Wheaton, Sixth Corps.
FRED. T. LOCKE,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,
At Mott's Headquarters, February 6, 1865-8.45 a.m.
Commanding Fifth Corps:
I have ordered out reconnaissance from Mott and Hartranft, and directed all my troops to be ready to attack, intending to attack if the enemy should be outside his works, as understood with you. Just as I reached here I received a telegram to that effect from General Meade.
A. A. HUMPRHEYS,
FEBRUARY 6, 1865-9 a.m.
I have just received your dispatch announcing that you were going to make a demonstration and attack the enemy at once at once outside of his works. I have directed General Crawford to be in instant readiness to support you. Griffin has established his line. The enemy has vedettes out on his front. Deserters say their main line extends south to Gravelly, about a mile west of Dabney's Mill. Gregg has just reported skirmishing with the enemy on the road. We have come up. I am preparing to meet anything that may occur, and await further developments in this direction.
G. K. WARREN,
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