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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 7, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The order has been made, and is on its way to your headquarters, for the relief of General Crittenden.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 7, 1864-8 p.m. (Received 8.10 p.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

A dispatch from General Wilson this p.m. reports that his cavalry pickets extend from Gibbon's to Bosher's.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 7, 1864-8.30 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy in my front did not respect the flag of truce. My medical director was fired upon as he advanced with a white flag, and a continual fire kept up by the enemy during the whole period covered by the flag.

Respectfully,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 7, 1864-9 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

I inclose a copy of a note* picked up by some of your command in the skirmish this afternoon. The major-general commanding directs that you arrest Mrs. Bowles, and send her to the provost-marshal general if she is within your lines.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 7, 1864-4.55 p.m.

General CRITTENDEN:

Hold your command in readiness to move to the support of General Potter at a moment's notice. Let the men be under arms and lie down in the rear of their breast-works for protection, ready to move on receipt of orders.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

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*See p.668.

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