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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

May 15, 1864-12.45 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel MORGAN,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: All is quiet in my front. The line is restored from Burnside's right to the Landrum house, with a picket-line to the river. The enemy's artillery enfiladed my line. Only part of Mott's troops gave way.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION SECOND ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864. (Received 5.30 p. m.)

Lieutenant-Colonel MORGAN:

The right only of picket of Barlow's division gave way, and as the line was in front of General Burnside, could not be found by Colonel McLaughlen. It will be relieved at once and sent in. Those of Second Division have been ordered in.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 15, 1864.

General BIRNEY:

Are the Sixth Corps pickets relieved and sent home? Let me know as soon as possible, and do not foregather to relieve the pickets of First and Second Divisions. You ought to have an orderly always at Burnside's headquarters to carry your dispatches.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DIVISION,

May 15, 1864.

General HANCOCK:

The division officer of the day assures me that he relieved all the pickets on our retiring. He had positive orders to do so. The pickets of the First and Second Divisions are relieved.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

May 15, 1864-1.45 a. m.

The command will be in readiness to move at 3.30 a. m. promptly. As the troops to the left are withdrawn, every interval will be at once filled up by moving to the left flank along the rifle-pits.

By command of Major-General Birney:

F. BIRNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.