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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 15, 1864-7 p.m. (Sent 7.30 p.m.)

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The working party of the Sixth Corps engaged on the approach for the second bridge is directed to be relieved and returned to you. General Warren will be ordered to cross the river at daylight to-morrow.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 15, 1864-12.10 a.m.

Major-General MEADE:

Your dispatch of 11.30 p.m. [14th] just received, and orders will be given at once to carry out your instructions. The telegraph line just opened at this place.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 15, 1864-1 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

I have no one with me who knows the route to Benham's bridge. We are endeavoring to find it and shall probably succeed before the trains are ready to start, but to avoid accident or possibility of mistake I would be glad to have Major Duane send me a guide who knows the route from here. Captain Bache knows the locality of our headquarters and his orderly can show the guide the way. Please have him report as soon as possible.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 15, 1864. (Received 3.15 a.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Major Duane has sent you a guide who knows the way to Benham's bridge.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

NINTH ARMY CORPS HEADQUARTERS, June 15, 1864-3.15 am.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Telegram received. We have already found the way to the bridge, but I should be glad to have the guide sent by Major Duane, who can assist those who have already gone.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

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