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:
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.)
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,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.
JUNE 18, 1864.
I am ready to attack. What time will you move?
D. B. BIRNEY,
(Same to General Burnside.)
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 18, 1864-4.30 a.m.
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.
Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 18, 1864-5 a.m.
Please inquire, if everything is ready, why the attack ordered is delayed.
GEO. G. MEADE,