War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0143 Chapter LII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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exact morale of your corps. Ord reports he cannot move until you get out of the way. Can't you let him pass out on your right, and let him try what he can do?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

8.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

Battery Morton, July 30, 1864- about 7.35 a.m.

General MEADE:

Your dispatch by Captain Jay received. The main body of General Potter's division is beyond the crater. I do not mean to say that my officers and men will not obey my orders to advance. I mean to say that it is very hard to advance to the crest. I have never in any report it not insubordinate I would say that the latter remark of your note was unofficerlike and ungentlemanly.

Respectfully, yours,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

9.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-8 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

About a brigade more of our men have moved up to the crater, and then filed off to the right, along the enemy's line. They are still moving to the right.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

10.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-8.45 a.m.

General MEADE:

One gun has just been taken out of the mine and is now being put in position. Have not heard anything from the attack made from the left of mine. One set of colors just sent in captured by the negroes.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Commissary of Musters.

11.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

July 30, 1864-9 a.m.

General MEADE:

Many of the Ninth and Eighteenth Corps are retiring before the enemy. I think now is the time to put in the Fifth Corps promptly.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.