War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0030 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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WILCOX'S WHARF, JAMES RIVER, June 14, 1864-5 p.m.

General BIRNEY:

My headquarters are at the wharf near the signal station.

HANCOCK,

General.

HEADQUARTERS BIRNEY'S DIVISION, [June 14, 1864.]

Major-General HANCOCK:

Would fix upper wharf but have no tools.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, Wilcox's Landing, June 14, 1864-8 p.m.

General BIRNEY:

Will send an engineer party over.

MORGAN,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

WILCOX'S WHARF, June 14, 1864-8.15 p.m.

General BIRNEY:

Why can't your pioneers work at the wharf? The engineer detachment is ordered over, but it will take some time for them to get over.

HANCOCK,

General.

BIRNEY'S HEADQUARTERS, June 14, 1864-8.30 p.m.

Colonel MORGAN:

Stringers are burned [that] my pioneers and fatigue detail made this a.m. I want axes. Am using my pioneers. Send me axes.

BIRNEY,

General.

WILCOX'S WHARF, June 14, 1864-9.30 p.m.

General BIRNEY:

Major Brainerd, with 230 engineers, has started for the wharf to report to you. He had 60 axes. I forward 100 more by tug-boat.

C. H. MORGAN,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 14, 1864-11.45 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

The bridge is completed. Burnside and Wright have been ordered to send me their trains and surplus artillery. I wish to keep the