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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The commanding general has ordered Brigadier-General Ferrero, after covering the movements of the trains to their park in the vicinity of Bailey's Creek and City Point, to report with his division to you for further orders.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

What progress are you making? General Parke's dispatch, 3.15 p.m., said your advance had succeeded in gaining the point of woods and the support were moving up. Since then I have heard nothing.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

We have made a considerable advance and are trying to go farther. Our men are doing well and we hope to carry all the lines of the enemy in our front. General Warren has just sent General Crawford in. Will report again soon.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 17, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The commanding general does not design that you should suspend your attack to relieve the troops of General Smith. It was not designed to have your troops relieve them until after dark, when it is presumed your attack will have been made.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 17, 1864-7.30 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Please report at once what has been the result of your attack.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.