War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0144 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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12.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding has heard that the result of your attack has been a repulse, and directs that, if in your judgment nothing further can be effected, you withdraw to your own line, taking every precaution to get the men back safely.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

General Ord will do the same.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

13.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-9 a.m.

General MEADE:

The attack mad on right of mine has been repulsed. A great many men are coming to the rear.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Commissary of Musters.

14.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-9. 35 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I cannot see that we have advanced beyond the enemy's line in the vicinity of the mine. From here it looks as if the enemy were holding a line between that point and the crest.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

15.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-9.45 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general [commanding] directs that you withdraw to your own intrenchments.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

16.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864- 10 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE and ORD:

You can exercise your discretion in withdrawing your troops now or at a later period, say to night. It is not intended to hold the enemy's line which you now occupy any longer than is required to withdraw safely your men.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.