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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

June 18, 1864.

In accordance with circular from headquarters Second Army Corps, of this date, Major-General Birney, having assumed command of the corps, Brigadier General G. Mott will take command of the division.

By command of Major-General Birney:

C. McMICHAEL,

Captain, Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 18, 1864-10.30 a.m.

(Received 10.45 a.m.)

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that General Barlow and Colonel Brewster are advancing their lines by a flank movement. I will hear from them in a very short time, and will report if their position is available for an attack. The right of the division does not appear advantageous for that purpose.

Your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

JUNE 18, 1864.

General WARREN:

I am ready to attack. What time will you move?

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

(Same to General Burnside.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 18, 1864-4.30 a.m.

Major-General MEADE:

Captain Sanders and I have reported here. Generals Warren and Burnside are to get here; all quiet, but everything is reported ready at extreme front.

THEODORE LYMAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 18, 1864-5 a.m.

Colonel LYMAN:

Please inquire, if everything is ready, why the attack ordered is delayed.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.