force that attacked Upton came from the south on the road from Geiuneys Station -Dont you think Hancock had better move around starting before day tomorrow—I would like to get the A. P. together & Burnside would have the right flank—" ALS, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 747.
At 6:00 A. M., Meade wrote to USG. "General. Warren reports the head of his column, just arrived. —The column broken and scattered. —he doubts the practicability of getting his command into a condition to do anything to day. General. Wright has also just reached here, and I have directed him to move over to the Massaponax Church road, and mass out of sight of the enemy." Copies (2), Meade Papers, PHi; DNA, RG 200, Letters Sent by Meade; ibid., RG 393, Army of the Potomac, Letters Sent; DLC-Andrew Johnson. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 747. Meade apparently enclosed a letter of 4:00 A. M. from Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren to Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys, readdressed to USG. Copy, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received. See O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 755. At 7:45 A. M., Meade wrote a note possibly addressed to USG. "I propose to place my headquarters in the vicinity of this place, the Beverly house, on north side of the Ny." Ibid., p. 747.
At 7:00 P. M., Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. "What is the state of affairs in your front? Please give any news you have" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 45, 59; DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); ibid., RG 108, Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 764. At 7:20 P. M., Lt. Col. Lewis Richmond, adjt. for Burnside, telegraphed to Rawlins. "Your despatch received General Burnside is just leaving for General Grants Head Qrs and will give the report in person—" ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); copy, ibid., RG 393, 9th Army Corps, Telegrams Sent. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 764.
May 15th/64 7. a. m.
MAJ. GEN. HALLECK, WASHINGTON
The very heavy rains of the last three days have rendered the roads so impassable that but little will be doneuntil there is a change of weather, unless the enemy should attack which they have exhibited but little inclination to do for the last week. On reflection I believe it will be better to strengthen the Corps here with all reinforcements coming to having them a separate command. You need not therefore send Augur. Please order Maj. Morton Eng. to report to Gen. Burnside. 1
U. S. GRANT