War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0240 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 20, 1864 - 11.15 a. m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Second Corps:

General Beauregard refused the flag of truce to bring in wounded.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY:

The following just received from General Meade.*

A. E. BURNSIDE.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

Major-General WARREN,

Fifth Army Corps:

I will send staff officers to examine position indicated in your left by Major-General Meade for Second Corps. Will you send staff officer to show them your left?

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY:

Lieutenant-Colonel Morgan was here this morning and examined the ground with Major Roebling. I will have Major R. ready to go out if you send another officer.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

General D. B. BIRNEY,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

From what I can learn of the line I think our left ought to rest on the Norfolk railroad. The only good camping-ground is in the vicinity of the Avery house. Will this location answer? We would be between the main turnpike road to Norfolk and the Norfolk railroad. I will be back here in a few minutes for your answer.

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

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* See Humphreys to Burnside, 10.15 a. m., p.250.

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