War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0214 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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with the train to Captain Lyon, my assistant, who will be there for my instructions. The men will need two days' rations. Please acknowledge receipt of this.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

CITY POINT, June 19, 1864 - 11 p. m.

General WEITZEL:

Your telegram just received, and thirty-six boats will be sent you with 100 men, as you desire, by 8 a. m. to-morrow.

H. W. BENHAM.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1864 - 5.15 a. m. (Sent 6 a. m.)

Major-General BIRNEY:

I am directed to inquire whether you succeeded in recovering all your dead and wounded last night?

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Generals Warren and Martindale.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 19, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The wounded were not entirely removed during the night. I have been trying to get an approximate estimate of the number remaining on the field. General Mott reports that only a few belonging to the Third Brigade of Second Division are still out. I expect to hear every moment from General Gibbon, and will telegraph further. As to the dead, I learn that a considerable number remain unburied between the lines.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 19, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Gibbon reports that Colonel Smyth's brigade left some of its wounded very near the enemy's works, and that others were wounded in the attempt to get them off. It is probable that a considerable number of dead remain between the lines.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.