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HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, May 21, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

No news except that Sheridan is on his way back. Last heard from at Baltimore Store.

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 21, 1864-8 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Major-General Meade had directed that the telegraph line leading to your headquarters be taken up at 9 a. m. The party is now at your headquarters for the purpose. Please give the necessary instructions.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, May 21, 1864-8.25 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Ninth Army Corps:

If General Warren's movement is successful, your corps and Wright's will move to-night, the latter following Hancock, and you following Warren on the Telegraph road. The action of the enemy may change or modify this. You want to keep as close to the enemy as possible, and report any movement of his you may observe. At 10 a. m. my headquarters will be removed to Massaponax Church.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, May 21, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

The route to be taken by Warren has been changed from the Telegraph road. He will move by Massaponax Church to Guiney's Bridge. Your route has not been changed. It will be, when ordered, the Telegraph road by Stanard's Mill, unless otherwise directed. Wright will follow you.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, Massaponax Chruch, May 21, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: You may move as soon as practicable upon the receipt of this order, taking the direct ridge road to where it intersects the Telegraph road, thence by the latter road to Thornburg Cross-Roads.