War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0543 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-11 p. m.

Major General G. K. WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The commanding general directs that your order the Forty-sixth Regiment of New York Volunteers to report at once to Major-General Burnside, commanding Ninth Corps. It appears that this regiment was destined by the War Department for the Ninth Corps.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers -.

June 3, 1864.

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1. In compliance with orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Volunteers is relived from duty with the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps, and will report at once for duty to Major-General Burnside, commanding Ninth Corps.

By command of Major-General Warren:

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 3, 1864-4 a. m.

GENERAL: The major-general commanding wishes you to open on the enemy with every gun that you can bring to bear, and push your skirmish line out as far as possible and press the enemy at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, June 3, 1864.

[General G. K. WARREN:]

GENERAL: Heavy skirmishing in my front, but nothing more. I have crowded the skirmish line of the enemy all day, and have taken his advanced pits with the prisoners already sent in. On my left I am as close as I can get without advancing my line of battle and exposing my skirmishers to the fire of the enemy's batteries. The prisoners report that orders were received this morning by them to hold their position at all hazards, unless our line of battle advanced. My left is protected by a battery, but there is na interval of nearly three-fourths of a mile between my flank and the Eighteenth Corps. I have a heavy skirmish line connecting with that corps, and in place of my line I have rifle-pits dug to throw in my reserve brigade. If you have no further use for Lyle's brigade, I would be glad to send them again to my left. I have been threatening the force in my