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General Wright, cover the movements of the supply train till it is within the intrenched line, when he will withdraw and cross the river by the bridge and bridge ferry.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 15, 1864-7 p.m. (Received 7.05 p.m.)

Major DUANE,

Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac, at the Pontoon Bridge:

Relieve the working party of the Sixth Corps engaged on the approach for the second bridge and send it back to its corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 15, 1864-1.30 p.m (Received 1.40 p.m.)

Brigadier-General INGALLS,

At the Bridge:

Has the train arrived and ready to cross? If so, show this telegram to General Benham, and direct the bridge to be immediately closed, and the train to commence crossing. What news from the wharf and the boats for ferrying below?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

BRIDGE, June 15, 1864-1.50 p.m.

Major-General MEADE:

The trains have not come in sight, but are expected in half an hour. They should be ready to cross as soon as the draw can be closed. I shall so inform General Benham. I have taken Pitkin and party to Douthat's Wharf. He will have it repaired, another made at Wind Mill Point, and will send a party to City Point. I have not been to Wilson's Wharf, but there is not doubt but that infantry can be ferried from that point to Fort Powhatan. We have plenty of steamers above and below.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 15, 1864-1.40 p.m (Received 1.45 p.m.)

General R. INGALLS,

Bridge:

I have delivered your message to General Meade. He understands that the trains have commenced crossing, but has had no official report from you to that effect.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.