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Doc. 59. battles of Spottsylvania, Va: battle of Sunday, May 8, 1864. Our cavalry penetrated to Spottsylvania Court-house early in the forenoon, finding the enemy's dismounted cavalry there, and engaging them. Word was sent back to General Warren that none of the enemy's infantry were in front; that the path was clear. General Warren was then on the road below Piney Branch Church. He pushed on vigorously. It is said that he neglected to throw out skirmishers a sufficient distance. When Griffin's division, in the advance, emerged from a dense forest, and entered a field beyond, it came suddenly upon a column of Longstreet's command, which had been pushed in two or three miles this side of Spottsylvania Court-house, and became hotly engaged, almost without warning. Bartlett's brigade suffered fearfully. The whole division, including that of Robinson, which went in immediately on the left, received, in addition to the musketry fire in front, a storm of grape and shell from fr