War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0620 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864-12.15 [p. m.]

General SETH WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have received Special Orders, Numbers 153 and beg to state that the Second Maryland is a veteran regiment, belonging to the Ninth Corps, just returned from furlough. It reported to me last night, and has been assigned to its division. It is a very small regiment, and I hope it may be allowed to remain where it is. It may not be amiss to state that his corps received none of the re-enforcements since the campaign commenced.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864-12.25 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I understand that there are quite a number of men belonging to the Ninth Army Corps now with General Abercrombie, also some with General Patrick. Can they be sent to their command?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1864-12.45 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

You are authorized to retain the Second Maryland Regiment. The order consigning it to the Fifth Corps will be revoked. It was not known that the regiment belonged to your command.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Your telegram of 12.25 is received. General Patrick will send you to-day all the men he has belonging to your command. General Abercrombie has been called upon for a field return of his command and if it appears that he has any men belonging to the Ninth Corps they will be ordered to join you at once.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864-4.30 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

After a careful inspection of the ground, accompanied by Major Morton. I am satisfied that the line, in order to be at all secure with the small force we have, should run directly from the Woody house