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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 6, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Has the proposition for flag of truce been accepted? If so, for what time?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 6, 1864-3.10 p.m. (Received 3.50 p.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general directs me to say that you will be notified as soon as the flag of truce is accepted.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 6, 1864-5.10 p.m. (Received 5.30 p.m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

GENERAL: The enemy are pressing our right very heavily. The pickets have been driven in on the front of General Potter, who was swung to the rear last evening, and are also pressing the line of skirmishers of General Crittenden. Our entire line is a single one, owing to its great length, but we hope to retain our position. It is possible that the attacking force is a light one, but we shall ascertain the strength of it very soon.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 6, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Your dispatch received. General Warren is ordered to hold a division ready to move to you, and to send a staff officer to select route, &c.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 6, 1864-7 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The major-general commanding wishes to know what progress has been made in the redoubt near the Widow Thomas' [Thompson's], whether work was been continued on it to-day or has it been interrupted, and if interrupted by what authority.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.