War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0498 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., SIXTH CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

Captain HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Captain Lincoln, commanding Sixth Maine, reports that the enemy have moved up a force of about two brigades to our left, and are throwing up breast-works on each side of a white house, the works facing the road and running nearly east and west.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GIDEON CLARK,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Third Brigade.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

The corps will attack the enemy at 5 p. m. to-day. Division commanders will take measures accordingly, and make such examination of their respective fronts as they may find to be necessary.

By command of Major-General Wright:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

The attack ordered for 5 p. m. to-day is postponed until 4.30 a. m. to-morrow. In the mean time the necessary arrangements will be perfected.

By command of Major-General Wright:

M. T. McMAHON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 2, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I did not get into my camp until after daylight, and was waiting for connection by telegraph before reporting. In the mean time Colonel Platta rived, and has returned to you with all necessary information. Our fight last night was more serious than I reported, but the attack was handsomely repulsed. Prisoners taken this mooring show that A. P. Hill is in front of our right in an entrenched position, about where I indicated to the general commanding yesterday. In what respect is General Warren's position changed since yesterday morning? Where are his headquarters?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 2, 1864-6 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

What is your position this morning, and what part of your force is available to operate elsewhere? Reply at once.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.