War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0134 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864-11.20 p.m.

General WILLIAMS:

I have relieved all that portion of the line formerly occupied by Brooks' division, Eighteenth Army Corps, and to the best of my belief this was all Major General W. F. Smith excepted me to do. At any rate, my whole force is now in the intrenchments and on the picket-line, with the exception of one small brigade covering a gap of nearly a mile between Martindale's left and my right.

Very respectfully,

THOS. H. NEILL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864-3.15 a.m.

General WILLIAMS:

One of my divisions is formed ready to attack. Please let me know as soon as possible whether it is to attack now or to go to General Smith.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-3.45 a.m.

General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Your dispatch of 3.15 a.m. received. I want the attack to go on as ordered, with all the force you can put in.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864.

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

We have carried what appears to be the main line of the enemy. Among the prisoners is a brigadier-general. Will telegraph more fully soon.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 16 [17], 1864-5 a.m. (Sent 5.30 a.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE:

(Care General Hancock.)

I have just received Captain Hutton's report of the capture of prisoners and guns. Please send details by telegraph, particularly your losses, and whether you have taken any of the works.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.