HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-10.15 a. m.
Commanding Ninth Corps:
The commanding general directs me to say that in pushing forward upon the enemy you endeavor to direct your attacks so as to move toward the left, southeasterly,and push the enemy in that direction, keeping closed upon Warren.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
General Wilson is ordered to aid your attacks my moving so as to come in the rear of the left of the enemy and attacking them.
A. A. H.
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, Near Bethesda Church, Va., June 3, 1864-11.05 a. m.
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: Your dispatches of 10 and 10.15 a. m. received. I had already communicated with General Wilson and requested him to move up in rear of the position now occupied by the enemy, which he is doing. We are placing some batteries in position, and will soon make an attack, which I hope will be productive of good results. Your direction to keep close connection with General Warren will be observed.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 3, 1864-12.30 p. m.
General Griffin is ready to do what he can with Sweitzer's brigade and his batteries. Colonel Sweitzer reports the enemy moving to our left. This confirms my opinion that they are not strong where you propose to attack, and are withdrawing.
G. K. WARREN,
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, Bethesda Church, June 3, 1864-3.35 p. m.
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: There has been quite a severe attack upon Potter's division within the last hour, but it was repulsed, and all is now quiet. If they will give us time to fortify we hope to be able to hold on. All has been quiet this afternoon in front of Warren. Just as we received the order to suspend offensive operations we had