6 a. m.
Haws Shop May 31st/64
MAJ. GEN. HALLECK, WASHINGTON.
The enemy came out on our left last evening and attacked. They were easily repulsed and with very conciderable slaughter. To releive Gen. Warren, who was on the left, speedilyGen. Meade ordered an attack by the balance of our line. Gen. Hancock was the only one who received the order in time to make the attack before dark. He drove the enemy from his intrenched skirmish line and still holds it. I have no report of our losses but suppose them to be light.
U. S. GRANT
ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid.; ibid., Telegrams Collected (Bound); ibid., RG 393, Dept. of Va. and N. C., Telegrams Received; ibid., 10th Army Corps, Official Records. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 1, 10; ibid., I, xxxvi, part 3, 375.
Headqrs Armies of the U S—
Near Haws shops May 31st/64
BRIG GEN J. J. ABERCROMBIE
COMD'G U. S. FORCES WHITE HOUSE VA
I have no special directions for you at present further than to say that you will forward all reinforcements for this Army as rapidly as possible, give every facility for theloading of trains with supplies, and when it is practicable send reinforcements along to guard the trains—I want all stragglers who go to the rear apprehended and sent back under guard to the Provost Marshal General Gen Patrick. 1 When commissioned officers are