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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1864-7.35 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The major-general commanding directs that instead of changing your position to the line of the Matadequin you throw back your right to Bosher's and extend a line of skirmishers beyond. The cavalry brigade covering the right will be at Linney's and picket from your right to the Pamunkey. General Ferrero is directed to concentrate his troops at Old Church.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1864. (Received 7.45 p. m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Has a detachment of the Thirteenth Ohio Cavalry, dismounted and armed as infantry, joined your command? It is reported that it is with Crittenden's division.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General.

The Thirteenth Ohio has not joined this command. I was under the impression, and so reported yesterday.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 2nd DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers -. Near Cold Harbor, Va., June 5, 1864.

The commanding officer of the Second Regiment Maryland Volunteers, having reported, in accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 77, headquarters Ninth Army Corps, the regiment is hereby assigned to the Second Brigade, Colonel S. G. Griffin commanding, and the commanding officer will report in person without delay for orders.

By command of Brigadier General R. B. Potter:

SAML. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 5, 1864-3.30 [a. m.].

General WILLCOX,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: By direction from general headquarters, you will at once please send your reserve brigade to relieve the right brigade of General Smith. Please communicate with the general commanding the brigade, and have him relieved as rapidly as possible.

Yours, very truly,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.