War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0732 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

June 10, 1864-6 p.m.

As soon as it is dark Brigadier-General Neil, with the disposable troops of his division, will occupy the present lines of the Third Division in connection with his own, and on being relieved, Brigadier-General Ricketts will proceed with his division, and take post on the left of Brigadier-General Russell, taking up so much of the present line of the Second Corps as he can occupy with two lines of battle. Brigadier-General Ricketts will send a staff officer, with an officer from these headquarters, to ascertain the position to be taken up by his troops, and he will exercise great caution in relieving the Second Corps, waiting probably till after the moon has set. In taking positions, General Ricketts will so arrange it with General Russell as to be able to relieve the three regiments of the Second Division now serving with the First Division.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. H. WHITTELSEY

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 10, 1864-1.30 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

We have some guns in position that will be unmasked by day-break. They have orders to open on a battery at that time, but I have just thought that under existing orders I had better ask you if it is desirable to open. The rebel battery has been silent for several hours.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 10, 1864-2.15 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The commanding general sees no objection to your opening on the battery you refer to.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 10, 1864. (Received 8.35 a.m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

There appears to be no material change in our front this morning. The enemy's sharpshooters seem to be very active, and reports have come in of the sound of large wagon trains or artillery passing to our right during the night.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.