War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0702 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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I shall have all my guns in position by dark. I think I have a position that can't be taken or turned unless the other divisions give way, and which I don't much think will be attacked. I am going to burn a house near my right about dusk, which is too far out for my pickets to hold, and from which they annoy us much.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 8, 1864-6 p.m.

General POTTER,

Commanding Second Division:

The general commanding desires me to acknowledge the receipt of your note, and to say that your action in burning the house is approved, and that he is well pleased with your arrangements.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. R. LARNED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 8, 1864-1.30 p.m.

General WILLCOX,

Commanding Third Division:

The general commanding directs that if your guns are not already in position to render assistance to the line case of attack, that they be placed in position at once. The indications are that the line may be attacked this afternoon.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

D. R. LARNED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

White House, Va., June 8, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I find the First Rhode Island Cavalry here, belonging to the Second Division. General Abercrombie claims it as a part of this command. If there are no orders from you assigning, it him, should it not be sent to the front? The regiment is mounted, and numbers about 350.

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

White House, June 8, 1864.

Brigadier General SETH WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: The directions of General Meade in yours of the 7th have already been complied with. The provisional provost guard