War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0589 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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men fire days' rations from to-morrow morning, which will be carried on their persons. It is understood that the issue now ordered can be made from the stores you have already received and from those on the way to you from the White House. The wagons emptied by the issue will be sent to the White House with as little delay as practicable, to be filled up, accompanied by a subsistence officer from each division to draw the stores.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 4, 1864-5.30 p. m.

Major General W. F. SMITH:

I have assigned some heavy artillery regiments, over 6,000 strong, to your corps.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 4, 1864-8.10 p. m.

Major General W. F. SMITH,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps:

The Tenth New York and the Second Pennsylvania Regiments of Heavy Artillery brought to this army to-day with the command of Colonel A. A. Gibson, have been assigned to your corps. These regiments are to-night in the vicinity of the Woody house.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, June 4, 1864.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: In my dispatch to you, June 2, reporting my operations of the 1st instant, I find I have made an error, which I hasten to correct. In a verbal report to me, I understood General Devens, commanding Third Division of my corps, positively to say that his first line preceded the first line of Sixth Corps on his left in the assault in the woods and the capture of the rifle-pits. In a further conversation with him this morning, he says this was not so, and that he was preceded by the first line of the Sixth Corps. I regret exceedingly the injustice unintentionally done the Sixth Corps, and beg that my dispatch be corrected to this extent.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.