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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-6 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Prisoners taken say there is no line in their rear, and that their men were falling back when ours advanced; that none of their troops have returned from the James. Our chance is now; push your men forward at all hazards (white and black), and don't lose time in making formations, but rush for the crest.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Fourteen-Gun Battery, July 30, 1864-6.10 a.m.

General MEADE:

General Burnside says that he has given orders to all his division commanders to push everything in at once.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Commissary of Musters.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-6.05 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general wishes to know what is going on on your left, and whether it would be an advantage for Warren's supporting force to go in at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

2.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

July 30, 1864-6.20 a.m. (Received 6.20 a.m.).

Major-General MEADE:

If General Warren's supporting force can be concentrated just now, ready to go in at the proper time, it would be well. I will designate to you when it ought to move. There is scarcely room for it now, in our immediate front.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

3.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-6.50 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Warren's force has been concentrated and ready to move since 3.30 a.m.* My object in inquiring was to ascertain if you could judge of

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*Reads 3.20 a.m. in Meade's letter-book.

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