War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0552 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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IN THE FIELD, June 3, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

U. S. Volunteers:

GENERAL: I am directed by Colonel Cesnola to inform you that I am in command of a provisional organization, consisting of 600 armed men of various regiments, and am posted with my left on the road about three-fourths of a mile in rear of your right, and my line extends obliquely toward the rear, covering the position of General Wilson's headquarters. Any change in your position can be communicated to me by the orderly bearing this. Mu command is not reliable, being stragglers and recruits.

Respectfully,

E. H. C. CAVINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel Fourteenth Indiana.

EIGHTEENTH CORPS, June 3, 1864-12.30 a. m.

General WILLIAMS:

Will you please order General Ames to report to me at once with his command.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-12.30 a. m.

General W. F. SMITH,

Headquarters Sixth Corps:

An order will at once be sent to General Ames to join you without delay.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-5.20 a. m.

Major-General SMITH,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed to furnish you the following copy of dispatch just received:

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, June 3, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Barlow reports that he has enemy's works, with colors and guns.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.