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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp near Cold Harbor, Va., June 4, 1864.

Brigadier General SETH WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The acting chief quartermaster of the Ninth Corps has reported some 250 of the wagons and teams recently drawn from the Washington Depot, in park, unserviceable. He has made requisition for some 2,000 mules, 100 wagons, &c. I have the honor to request that the general commanding will direct an inspection to be made, by an experienced officer, of the means of transportation belonging to be Ninth Corps, and a report of its condition when transferred to the corps, and the causes of its present had condition, the additional number of animals, wagons, &c., necessary in order to place the transportation on the basis prescribed by General Orders, Numbers 20, of April 20, 1864.

I am, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier General, Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 4, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK, Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that during the night you advance your positions by regular approaches.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Wright and Smith.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864-10.20 a. m.

General WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: My batteries have opened upon the enemy.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 4, 1864-8 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

What is all the firing I hear apparently on your front?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

SECOND CORPS, June 4, 1864-9.15 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy made an attack on Colonel Beaver, General Barlow's advanced line, just as the artillery firing commenced, but were promptly and handsomely repulsed. The firing that has just commenced is in Smith's front, apparently.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.