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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, June 19, 1864 - 10 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to report that I relieved the whole of General Martindale's command some half an hour ago, excepting perhaps a few of his pickets on the extreme right, and that General Martindale has gone to that part of the line, requesting me to report his being relieved.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 19, 1864 - 4.15 a. m.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Everything seems comparatively quiet in out front. I have sent an officer along the line to ascertain the exact state of affairs, who will report very soon. We placed twenty-eight guns in position last night. I have not yet been able to get an accurate report of our losses on the 17th and 18th, but hope to send it to yo very soon.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 19, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The dispatch of the commanding general of 8 a. m. inquiring cause of artillery firing just received.* An officer has gone to investigate and report. General Burnside left about an hour since for your headquarters.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1864. (Sent 10.40 p. m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general desires that you will report at once approximately the casualties in you command yesterday. He wishes to make a report to General Grant.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Sunday night, June 19, 1864.

[General S. WILLIAMS:]

On Friday, the 17th, we lost in wounded 55 officers and 1,147 enlisted men; of killed more than 200 officers and enlisted men. On Saturday, the 18th, we lost in wounded 73 officers and 521 enlisted men; in killed we lost about 90 officers and enlisted men.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

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* See Meade to Birney, &c., 8 a. m., p.215.

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