War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0068 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 15, 1864-10.15 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Communication has been opened from this point by signal officers with Fort Powhatan and Wilson's Landing. Any communication you may desire to send to those points, if sent here by telegraph, will be forwarded at once.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 15, 1864-11.15 a.m. (Sent 12 m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that when the trains come up you take from your supplies rations so as to give you four days' rations. He also directs that you send staff officers to become familiar with the roads to Wilson's Wharf, from which point it may become necessary to ferry upon troops over the river. Wilson's Wharf is below you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 15, 1864-11.20 a.m.(Sent 12 m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Your dispatches received. No orders have been sent you to cross our troops yet.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 15, 1864-6 p.m. (Sent 6.05 p.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you move your corps down to the bridge and cross the river immediately, and move up to Harrison's Creek and form on Hancock's left. Harrison's Creek is about two miles and a half from Petersburg. General W. F. Smith advanced on Petersburg this morning and has been engaged with the enemy all day. Hancock left this morning of the same place of Harrison's Creek, and is supporting Smith. The commanding general directs that you do the same.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.