Require all trains coming to the front to come by the Massaponax church road—
U. S. GRANT Lt. Gen.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 66; DNA, RG 108, Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 2, 930.
Head Q'rs of the Army
In the field
May 20th 1864. 8 30 a m
MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
CHIEF OF STAFF.
The attempt to turn our right last evening was by Ewells Corps wholly. They were promptly repulsed by Birney's & Tylers divisions and some of Warrens troops that were on the extreme right. About three hundred (300) prisoners fell into our hands besides many killed and wounded. Our loss foots up little over six hundred wounded and about one hundred and fifty killed & missing. This is as near an accurate report as can be given at this time, probably the killed and missing is over stated
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, RG 108, Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 45, 59, 66. O. R., I, xxxvi, part 1, 6; ibid., I, xxxvi, part 3, 3.
On May 20, 1864, 7:30 P. M., USG telegraphed to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck. "Our casualties for yesterday foot up 196 killed, 1090 wounded and 249 missing. We buried nearly an equal number of rebel dead besides what they buryed or carried off and retain 472 prisoners exclusive of wounded. Send all new Cavalry equiped as Infantry and mount veterans on their horses." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound); telegram received, ibid., Telegrams Collected (Bound). O. R., I, xxxvi, part 1, 6; ibid., I, xxxvi, part 3, 3. USG's figures apparently came from a report of May 20 submitted by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, but omitting ten officers killed and forty‐ five officers wounded. DS, DNA, RG 108, Letters Received.