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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, June 18, 1864-11.25 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Army Corps:

You will send one division of your corps to report to Major-General Meade, letting them march at 4 o'clock to-morrow morning.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Copy to General Brooks.)

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 19, 1864-1.15 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

In compliance with the above order I have directed General Russell's division to report, moving as above indicated. As the order does not relieve me I remain here with the Third Division.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 18, 1864-4 a.m.

By direction of Major-General Butler the troops of this corps will be held in readiness for an immediate movement, to be made in case of the withdrawal of the enemy from the front, on account of an attack upon Petersburg to be made by Major-General Meade this morning.

By command of Major-General Wright.

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 18, 1864-4.20 a.m.

Brigadier-General Foster, Tenth Army Corps, reports the enemy strong on his front, and is anticipating an attack. Division commanders will hold their in immediate readiness to repel any attack, should such be made.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier-General NEILL:

Open your batteries and make every threatening demonstration you can, and hold your command ready to move. Communicate this to commanding officer of the Eighteenth Corps, adjoining you.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.