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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 30, 1864 - 8.15 p. m. (Received 8.25 p. m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE:

What is the present position of your troops? Report at once.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864. (Received 8.40 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I am going out on the line and shall move the headquarters and telegraph office farther to the front, so that communication will be cut off for a few minutes.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 8.20 p. m. (Received 9.10 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have just returned from the line in our front, which I have ordered advanced as far as I deemed it practicable and prudent. General Crittenden has taken up the principal portion of Griffin's position, and he has his men in readiness to take up the remainder of his line as soon as his men withdraw.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864. (Received 8.40 p. m.)

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Dispatch received. General Warren sent Major Roebling to me, who stated that he desired me to relieve Griffin's division instead of sending re-enforcements. I reversed the column of re-enforcements and ordered them to take the place of Griffin. I will push out all I can.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

May 30, 1864 - 8.45 p. m. (Received 10 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

The entire Ninth Corps is across the creek occupying a position from Whitlock's house to the left of the present position of General