Head Qrs Near Spotsylvania
May 14th 1864 [7:10 A. M. ]
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
CHIEF OF STAFF.
The heavy rains of the last forty eight hours have made it almost impossible to move trains or Artillery—Two Corps were moved last night in the night from our right to the left with orders to attack at four a. m., but owing to the difficulties of the road have not fully got into position. This, with the continued bad weather may prevent offensive operations today. Yesterday but little was done, only from one hundred to one hundred and fifty prisoners falling into our hands without, or almost without, loss on our side
U S. GRANT.
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 66. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 1, 5; ibid., I, xxxvi, part 2, 746.
May 14th/64 9.30. p. m.
MAJ. GEN. MEADE,
You may move Hancock's Corps to the left as you suggest leaving one Division in rear of and for the support of Burnside's right until I can send officers there in the morning to fix his position to feel it secure.
U. S. GRANT
ALS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Army of the Potomac. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 747. On May 14, 1864, 9:00 P. M., Maj. Gen. George G. Meade wrote to USG. "Warren reports the enemy moving troops to the left—He also says the