War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0152 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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38.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 30, 1864-9.25 a.m.

Major-General WARREN:

The attack ordered on the two-gun battery is suspended.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

38 1/2.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS.

July 30, 1864-9.45 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS.

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL; I find that the flag I saw was the enemy's, and that they have reoccupied all the line we drove them from except a little around the crater, which a small force of ours still holds.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN.

Major-General.

39.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 30, 1864-9.45 a.m.

General WARREN.

Ninth Corps Headquarters:

A dispatch has been sent to your headquarters rescinding order to attack. All offensive operations are suspended. You can resume your original position with your command.

GEO. G. MEADE.

40.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 30, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-Generals WARREN and BURNSIDE:

Signal officers report the enemy returning rapidly from the north side of the James. Every preparation should be made to strengthen the line of works where any obstacles have to-day been removed. The lines should be held strongly with infantry and artillery posted wherever practicable. Available reserves held in hand ready for movement in case it becomes necessary. I anticipate offensive movement on the part of the enemy, and expect it will be by a movable column turning our left and threatening our rear.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General, Commanding.

Major-General Hancock will, to-night, resume his former position, and General Ord his, also.