War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0504 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 2, 1864-9.30 a. m.

The general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move at a moment's notice, making the preparations at once. Send one of your staff officers to explore the roads and lanes through the woods to your rear, so that they may be able to guide the troops without delay, and report to these headquarters when you are ready to move.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

D. R. LARNED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To Generals Crittenden, Potter, and Willcox.)

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 2, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: The enemy has moved a force, seemingly not more than a brigade, around my right, crossing the Totopotomoy. They are seemingly now lying in the woods in the rear of Washington Junes' house, feeling about with their skirmishers and scouts, apparently to ascertain the disposition of our force. I have a line of skirmishers north of the Totopotomoy, swinging around toward the Jones house. I can find nothing of the cavalry, but considerable distant firing has been heard to the right. My line of skirmishers is in the position of my main line last night. My command is in readiness to move at any time. The enemy are feeling my line of skirmishers a little now.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 2, 1864-12.15 a. m.

Major-General SMITH:

Your dispatch of 11 [10.50] p. m. yesterday is received. Every effort will be made to send you ammunition and medical supplies. By borrowing from other corps, arrangements can also be made by your chief quartermaster and commissary to obtain rations and forage.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 2, 1864-12.15 a. m.

Major-General SMITH,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps:

I have seen Generals Grant and Meade. The latter has ordered a supply of ammunition to be sent you to-night. General Meade also