War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0136 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I am so near Warren that I will not need a wire at my headquarters. If we are fortunate in our attack we will move forward. I will notify you.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864-3.15 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

General Burnside desires me to inform you that the advanced division has been thus far successful and gained the point of woods. The supports are now to be moved up. No report has yet been received from the division commander.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-4.45 p.m.

General BURNSIDE:

The commanding general directs me to inquire whether you cannot temporarily spare a division of your command after dark to-night, everything being quiet, to relieve a portion of General Smith's command on the Spring Hill road.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

General Potter attacked this morning, General Willcox this after-noon, and General Ledlie, my only remaining division, is now forming to attack. if it is not desirable that he should attack he can be sent if the general commanding desires it.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-6 p.m.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE:

Your telegram is received. The commanding general does not design that you should detach any portion of your command until after dark. He desires that you will then send a division to relieve temporarily General Smith's troops on the Spring Hill road. General Smith's headquarters are about one mile and a half from General Hancock's, at the extremity of the wire leading to the right from the latter.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.