War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0502 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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morning, upon the accomplishment of the duty of destroying the two railroads, to withdraw and cover the right of the army form the vicinity of Bethesda Church to the Pamunkey. He engaged the enemy yesterday and expected to meet him again to-day.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 2, 1864-11 a. m.

General INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac:

It would seem that the movement we are order to make this morning in connection with General Warren would uncover the wagon trains at Old Church and New Castle Ferry, and they have probably been ordered to some other point. If such a change has been or is to be made, will you kindly inform me of their destination, as I desire to send to the train to-day. Will a train go to White House to-day?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 2, 1864-12.30 p. m.

General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

I am anxiously awaiting a reply to my last dispatch before countermanding the order to occupy the original line. Where is General Ferrero's command, and is there any cavalry force on my right?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 2, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The major-general commanding wishes to know what progress you have made in the change of positions ordered this morning, and at what time you will be posted as directed.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 2, 1864-2 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

All our hospitals, ammunition trains, surplus artillery, and caissons are out of the way, and the troops are also well under way. It is more than likely that we will be in position in two hours and perhaps less. We have not yet been able to communicate with the cavalry. I have a party now out for that purpose.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.