War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0139 Chapter LII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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O.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-3.20 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

As it is still so dark, the commanding general says you can postpone firing the mine if you think proper.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

P.

NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-3.20 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The mine will be fired at the time designated. My headquarters will be at the fourteen-gun battery.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

Q.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-4.15 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Is there any difficulty in exploding the mine? It is three-quarters of an hour later than that fixed upon for exploding it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

R.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864.

OPERATOR AT GENERAL BURNSIDE'S FIELD HEADQUARTERS:

Is General Burnside at his headquarters? The commanding general is anxious to learn what is the cause of delay.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

S.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-4.35 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

If the mine cannot be exploded something else must be done, and at once. The commanding general is awaiting to hear from you before determining.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.