War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0019 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 20, 1864-9 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Were any wagon trains attacked or lost yesterday during the attack on Tyler? It is reported that one of the Ninth Corps supply trains was destroyed or captured. Has General Hancock left Andersons' Mill crossing yet? Please inform me when he does.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

No trains were captured or destroyed yesterday. Some three or four wagons belonging to a supply train of the Ninth Corps, coming this way, were blocked, 2 or 3 animals killed, and the wagons temporarily disabled; they are believed to be repaired now and on their way to your corps. Hancock has not left Anderson's Mill; I will let you know when he does.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

May 20, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

On the removal of General Warren from the right, General Wright and yourself will take the line marked out to-day by the engineer officers. Make all the necessary preparations in advance for this change.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

May 20, 1864-7.30 p. m.

General GRANT:

General Wright received the telegram in reference to the line after Morton saw him, and is now laying out the line direct from Myers' house to Quesemberry's house, and I will conform to his line by extending toward the Po, certainly as far as the Quesenberry house, and farther if you wish.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

MAY 20, 1864-9 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

Extend your line no farther than the Quesenberry house unless it can be done with perfect security; of this you must be the judge.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

H. PORTER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.