War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0678 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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ninth North Carolina Regiment, Ransom's brigade. He says that brigade is on the river, south of the railroad, and another brigade the other side railroad. Confirms the report in regard to the railroad iron-clad near the bridge. Says he heard the men say the bridge was partially destroyed. If anything of importance transpires, or the enemy make new dispositions or developments, I will inform you at once.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. CHAPMAN,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

CIRCULAR ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

June 7, 1864.

The commanding officers of the Second and Third Divisions will hold their commands in readiness to move at a moment's call to the support of General Burnside if necessary.

By command of Major-General Warren:

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, June 7, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

There are no changes discernible in the enemy's force or position in my front. In front of the left division some progress was made in opening and improving advanced works, and connecting them with the rear. Positions for two additional guns were prepared. In front of the center an advanced line was opened, which is now being strengthened and connected with the rear. In front of the right nothing was done but to finish works already commenced, and nearly completed a new battery.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS LIGHTEENTH CORPS, June 7, 1864.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

GENERAL: I will send you one of your batteries at once. My own three batteries are so close to the enemy that it is absolutely necessary to relieve them that the men and horses may have some rest. If you still desire it, I will send your other one to you. Mine ar in good position, and do good service to both our corps.

Respectfully, &c.,

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.