War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0140 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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T.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-4.35 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general directs that if your mine has failed that you make an assault at once, opening your batteries.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

U.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-5.40 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

What news from your assaulting column? Please report frequently.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

V.

BATTERY MORTON, July 30, 1864-5.40 a.m.

General MEADE:

We have the enemy's first line and occupy the breach. I shall endeavor to push forward to the crest as rapidly as possible.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

P. S.-There is a large fire in Petersburg.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain, &c.

W.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-5.40 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general learn that you troops are halting at the works where the mine exploded. He directs that all your troops be pushed forward to the crest at once. Call on General Ord to move forward his troops at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

X.

HEADQUARTERS,

Fourteen-Gun Battery, July 30, 1864-5.50 a.m.

General MEADE:

The Eighteenth Corps have just been ordered to push forward to the crest. The loss does not appear to be heavy. Some prisoners coming in.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Commissary of Musters.