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graph line will be run from this office to him without delay. General Hunt has seen General Martindale. I will remain here to establish telegraph line by shortest route.

C. W. WOOLSEY,

Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL MARTINDALE'S HEADQUARTERS, June 18, 1864 - 10.45 a. m.

General MEADE:

My division are ready. General Neill will inform me in short time whether his left is in line. That being established my whole line is in readiness.

J. H. MARTINDALE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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

GENERAL MARTINDALE'S HEADQUARTERS, June 18, 1864 - 11.20 a. m.

General MEADE:

General Martindale had his command in readiness for the attack.

C. E. CADWALADER,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 18, 1864 - 12.30 p. m. (Sent 1 p. m.)

Brigadier-General MARTINDALE:

Major-General Butler has sent for General Hinks' command. Is this command necessary for your purposes, or can you spare it? I am authorized by Lieutenant-General Grant to retain such portions of the Eighteenth Corps as I deem necessary, but if you can spare General Hinks I have no objection to his going. You know the situation in your front better than I do.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

MARTINDALE'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 18, 1864 - 12.35 p. m. (Received 12.40 p. m.)

General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

General Martindale had gained the crest occupied by the enemy, without much opposition. This crest is parallel with Harrison's Creek, and may be designated by Page's house on the right. His line is going to advance so soon as the troops on his left make up to his position. Some 40 prisoners taken.

CHAS. E. CADWALADER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.