HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, North Anna River, May 24, 1864.
Commanding Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: In accordance with Special Orders, No. 25, headquarters Armies the United States, I have the honor to report to you with the Ninth Army Corps. You know our present position.
I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 24, 1864-11.15 p.m.
Commanding Ninth Corps:
The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that the two divisions of your corps, detached to the south side of the river, will be while thus temporarily detached, under the orders, the one of General Hancock and the other of General Warren; the first, Potter's division, the second, Crittenden's division.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, May 24, 1864-1.15 p.m.
Brigadier General R. B. POTTER,
Commanding Second Division:
GENERAL: Move your division on the road to Ox Ford, and occupy the ground lately occupied by General Crittenden. This orderly will remain with you to conduct the head of your column, or will conduct one of your staff officers to my headquarters and I will show him the ground.
Very respectfully, yours,
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, May 24, 1864.
Commanding Third Division:
GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you send the brigade of the First Division now with your command to report to General Crittenden without delay. One of the First Division orderlies will act as guide.