War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0587 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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JUNE 4, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

I have not yet heard from my scouts, but have ordered Colonel McElroy to make a reconnaissance with two regiments in case the report prove correct.

Respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 4, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Major Avery, Sixtieth Ohio Volunteers, reports that the enemy have withdrawn from my front. I have ordered scouts sent out; will report further soon.

Respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 4, 1864.

Brigadier General E. FERRERO, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: I am directed by the commanding general to say that for the present you will furnish from your division and the dismounted cavalry under your orders such escorts as may be necessary to guard to the White House trains conveying the wounded and the supply trains, and the latter back to this army. The chief quartermaster with the supply train will notify you from time to time when escorts are required.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Bethesda Church, June 4, 1864.

In accordance with orders from general headquarters, this corps will move to the neighborhood of the Woody house and take position between the Fifth Army Corps and the Eighteenth Army Corps, on the space now occupied by General Birney's division. The directions require Generals Potter and Willcox to move at once, and General Crittenden to remain until evening, when he will be relieved by General Warren and join the corps, where he will remain in reserve. General Willcox's division will have the advance, followed by General Potter. The column will be conducted by Major Morton, and placed in position. General Warren will relieve General Crittenden's division this evening, and furnish him with a guide to his position. The subsistence of the command will be issued to-night after the arrival at Woody's. My headquarters will be in the neighborhood of Woody's.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

The troops will march down the road in rear of General Warren's line. The wagons and artillery will take the road leading past these headquarters, taking the first turn to the right.