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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 18, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Your dispatch of 3.15 a.m. received. I want the attack to go on as ordered with all the force you can put in.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, June 18, 1864-5.15 a.m.

General MEADE:

General Burnside has not received any report from the front. General Potter, who has just left here, thinks that there is only a small force in his front. General Warren has also not received any report from the front.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain,&c.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 18, 1864-8 a.m.

General MEADE:

General Burnside is steadily advancing. Has not found anything in his front yet. His connection is good with General Warren, but the does not connect with General Birney.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain,&c.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 18, 1864-9 a.m.

(Sent 9.30 a.m. Received 9.35 a.m.)

Major-General PARKE,

Headquarters Ninth Corps:

General Burnside has breakfasted and you need not wait for him.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 18, 1864-10.50 a.m.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Your dispatch received.* My column is now ready, or will be ready at any hour you name. General Willcox's advance has come upon a main line of the enemy's about 500 yards on the other side of the artillery road. Our advance is about 500 yards on this side of the railroad.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

[JUNE 18, 1864.-For Meade to Burnside,11 a.m., directing attack at 12 m., see Meade to Warren,p.176.]

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*See Meade to Warren and Burnside,10 a.m.,p.175.

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