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from the lines, and have ordered in more troops. I went to see Warren, but he was away from his headquarters, but I am satisfied he is pressing forward as fast as possible.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS, June 18, 1864-5.45 p.m.

Major-General MEADE:

The advance lines of our attacking column, which is a brigade front, is within 100 yards of the enemy's line, and an assault will be made at once.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

NINTH CORPS, June 18, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

General Willcox is advancing steadily; he has found great difficulty in getting his line across the railroad cut, it being fifteen feet deep. His advanced brigade is now prepared to attack, it all being across the railroad, and will do so at once. General Potter reports that Birney's line of skirmishers is behind his line of battle.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain,&.

[Indorsement.]

Forwarded to General Birney to ascertain if his skirmishers are as far forward as they were after he assaulted.

G. G. MEADE.

JUNE 18, 1864-5.45 p.m.

General MEADE:

General Willcox is now beyond the enemy's line, and still advancing. Have not heard from General Potter.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain,&c.

NINTH CORPS, June 18, 1864-6.50 p.m.

Major-General MEADE:

General Willcox has made the assault, but did not succeed in taking the enemy's works. The two divisions are across the railroad, and they can hold that position.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.