The battle was raging, especially for General Gouverneur K. Warren on the left of the battle lines. In order to ease that pressure, General Meade using a pencil, wrote out these orders to General Horatio G. Wright giving him his marching orders as he arrived on the right of the battlefield.The orders measure approximately 3.8 inches wide and 6.5 inches long. Actual battlefield orders rarely make it into private hands, so owning a set is extremely rare. The full transcript of the orders is as follows.
Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac, May 30 - 1864, 5 ½ o'clock, P. If you are in position I desire you will push forward your skirmishers supporting them, and pressing back the enemys skirmishers till his position is developed & if practicable attack the enemy in case he appears weak - Warren on the left is threatened and the enemy appear there in force.
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