War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0460 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864. (Received 10 a. m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Hold your command in readiness to attack in your front. Warren and Wright will undoubtedly be engaged soon, and it may be necessary for you to attack to relieve them.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

Generals CRITTENDEN, POTTER, and WILLCOX:

GENERAL: The above copy of order from General Meade is furnished for your instruction. You will take measures accordingly.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 1, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Has any decision been made in regard to my application for the Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Volunteers? It originally belonged to my command and re-enlisted as veterans in the Ninth Corps in East Tennessee, and it seems to me proper that they should be returned to this corps.*

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 1, 1864-3.25 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: There is no change in our front. We have pushed our skirmish line forward until it would seem that we can go no farther. Our line is in readiness to attack in case any demonstration is made upon Warren or Wright. What are the indications in that direction? Hancock and myself are in telegraphic communication and can attack simultaneously if the necessity arrives.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-3.30 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Your dispatch of 3.25 p. m. is received. Just heard from Wright. The enemy show no disposition to attack there. Wright was or-

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*Answered by General Seth Williams, June 2, that the regiment "has been ordered to report to you as requested."

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