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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-2.15 p.m.

Brigadier-General Neill, commanding Second Division, Sixth Corps, will march his division to the point indicated by Captain Rosencrantz, and send a staff officer to these headquarters to await further orders.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-4 p.m.

Brigadier-General Neill, commanding division Sixth Corps, will at once relieve the troops of the Eighteenth Corps, Major General W. F. Smith commanding, and the latter, upon being relieved, will report for orders to Major-General Butler. So much of the artillery of the Sixth Corps as may be necessary will at once relieve the artillery of the Eighteenth Corps now in position. The remainder of the artillery will be parked in the rear of General Neill's division, and held subject to further orders.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-11 p.m.

Brigadier-General NEILL,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires to be informed whether you have relieved all that portion of the Eighteenth Corps that General Smith excepted you to. It was excepted that your command would relieve all but that portion that is covering the Spring Hill road, and if you have not already done so the commanding general directs that you relieve all but said portion at once.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

June 17, 1864.

General SETH WILLIAMS,

Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

General Neill wishes me to say that his division is in line of battle, and has relieved Brooks' division, Eighteenth Corps; was unable to do more. His headquarters are near General Smith's recent headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HAZARD STEVENS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.