War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0461 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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dered to attack them as soon as he had sufficient of his corps up. As yet we do not hear his attack, neither are there any indications of an attack on Warren. The defensive is Lee's role.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-3.30 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

General Hancock is directed to withdraw his command to-night. You will accordingly make such disposition of your forces as will best conform to this arrangement and protect your right flank. General Hancock will notify you when the last of his corps moved.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-7 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

We have no telegraphic communication with Hancock, and have not learned what the firing has been. Do you know? Have you been engaged with the enemy? The commanding general desires to know what is going on on the right.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1864-7.45 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

General Warren reports, dated 7.15 p. m., that the enemy has attacked his right, and General Griffin asks for re-enforcements of two brigades, which he was sending, and suggests that you be advised of it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 1, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

Am I to understand that Hancock is to withdraw entirely, leaving me on the right flank of the army, or is he only withdrawing to his old position in rear of his present one?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.