War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0358 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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skirmishing, but are all the time gaining, and hope to have the line all right very soon. The position we occupy is entirely on the south side of the creek. We are now seeking positions for artillery. The line is so short that we will have a good reserve.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

My headquarters are on the road leading from Harris' Store [Haw's Shop] to the Jones house. It is the same road taken by Colonel Humphrey yesterday.

A. E. B.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864. (Received 6.10 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Major Roebling has just arrived, and says General Warren wants us to relieve Griffin, and I have ordered it done. He says the connection was perfect this morning.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 6.40 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general requests me to say that the mistake he referred to was taking Warren's skirmish line for his line of battle. General Warren was directed to act in concert in advancing, and should have given you notice each time of his intention to move his connecting flank. His attention is called to this point.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 6.50 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

General Warren reports at 6.30 p. m. that he is attacked. Hurry up the re-enforcements you are sending him, and attack the enemy wherever you can to relieve Warren.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 7.40 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

General Warren reports that the attack on him has quieted down with the repulse of the enemy's first attack.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.