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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 7, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send some force, say a brigade, to guard the crossing of the Matadequin at Allen's Mill, and the crossing between your right and Allen's Mill made by the road from Bosher's. The two points are marked in blue on the sketch* inclosed.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 7, 1864-10 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The following just received:

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 7, 1864-10 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The enemy advanced at 9 a.m. on extreme right of Colonel Christ's brigade, with heavy line of skirmishers, supported by two regiments, and carried 150 yards of the rifle-pits last thrown up an occupied by Christ's skirmishers. Strong line of rebel infantry reported by our pickets moving to our right.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 7, 1864. (Received 10.30 a.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

Your dispatch received. The two divisions of General Warren, near Leary's, are directed to be held in readiness to support you and to move to your support when called upon by you. The commanding general directs that you do not call upon them except in case of absolute necessity, nor until it is apparent your own troops can no longer maintain your line. Does General Willcox's division adjoin General Smith's troops?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 7, 1864-10.45 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Willcox still connects with General Smith's right. The break reported in Willcox's line is on his extreme right.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

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