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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 3, 1864. (Received 8.30 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

The following dispatch just received from Colonel Cesnola, commanding:

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION, Across Totopotomoy, on road to Bethesda-6.16 p. m.

Colonel CESNOLA:

General Wilson desires you to inform Major-General Burnside that we have attacked the enemy in his rear, taken his works in front of us, and captured many prisoners. The prisoners are from Hill's corps. They report that Hill has the extreme left.

SCHERT,

Lieutenant.

Please send me the result of affairs on left this evening.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-10.20 p. m.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

It will be necessary that the command of Colonel Cavins, now on your right, should be sent via Old Church to the provost-marshal-general at these headquarters for distribution. I desire that the following order* be at once sent to Colonel Cavins. General Warren will tell you of the proposed movement to-morrow night and your part in it. I wish you to send staff officer over the route your ar to take to learn all about the road.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 3, 1864-10.25 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I am anxious to know the result of the fighting on the left this evening, as I am about o communicate with General Wilson.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-1-.30 p .m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Your dispatch received. There has been no material change in the left since this morning.

Please communicate the following dispatch+ to General Wilson.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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*See Special Orders, Numbers 151, p. 529.

+See Humphreys to Wilson, 10.15 p. m., p. 562.

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