War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0574 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864.

Colonel TIDBALL:

Please send word that you are going to open to division commanders that they may move the troops immediately in front of your guns, where necessary.

C. H. MORGAN.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864.

During the night the position of the command will be advanced as far as possible toward the enemy by means of regular approaches. The work will be done under the direction of the commanders of First and Second Divisions. Lieutenant R. S. Mackenzie, Engineer Department, will offer such advice and assistance as may be in his power, and will assign to each division a portion of his detachment, if required, for the instruction of the troops in running the approaches.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General BARLOW,

First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that he has directed the commandant of artillery to open with his batteries on the enemy's lines at 1.30.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND CORPS, June 4, 1864-10 p. m.

The above is furnished for the information of the commanding officers of brigades and batteries.

By order of Brigadier-General Barlow:

JOHN HANCOCK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, June 4, 1864-3 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

GENERAL: The sharpshooters I sent out this morning have discovered the body of Colonel McKeen lying in front of the enemy's works in a position from which they will not be able to remove it