War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0216 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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to be changed to the front line-it will be necessary to have a roadway opened through the breast-works on the left of the Seventeenth Maine. The battery near the house to be thrown forward to the crest in front. Most of this work will be under the direction of the chief of artillery. You will please, however, afford him any assistance he may require, and make the corresponding changes in the infantry lines when necessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, June 19, 1864 - 9 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

My division commanders report that all their dead and wounded were recovered last night, except a few of the One hundred and fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers (Griffin's), which lie within twenty feet of the enemy's works.


Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, June 19, 1864 - 9.20 a. m.

Major-General MEADE:

All is quiet in my front, except light musketry firing along the front line and occasionally a cannon-shot. The only continued artillery firing seems to be off to our right.



HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, June 19, 1864 - 6.40 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS:

General Warren tells me you want to know where General Meade is. I left him the minutes ago at General Burnside's headquarters.



Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, June 19, 1864 - 9.16 p. m.

General MEADE:

Colonel J. L. Chamberlain, of the Twentieth Maine Regiment, commanding the First Brigade of the First Division, was mortally wounded, it is though, in the assaults on the enemy yesterday, the ball having passed through the pelvis and bladder.* He has been recommended for


* Colonel Chamberlain survived his wound.