War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0244 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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Colonel Sharpe containing some information respecting the locality of the reservoir as gathered from the negro you sent in last night. The Second Corps will be relieved at dark by the Sixth Corps and Ninth Corps, and held in reserve in rear of the left center. General Burnside is likewise directed to extend, at the same time, his left beyond your right and relieve some part of it, if practicable, so that you may give the greatest possible extension to your left. He may not find it practicable to relieve any part of your present line, however.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864 - 11.50 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Division commanders report that the firing last night took place on my right.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS, June 20, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

How far is that firing which we now hear from your front? It seems to be on our extreme left.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

General BURNSIDE:

The firing is in front of my left division, on the extreme left of my line.

G. K. W[ARREN].

BURNSIDE'S HEADQUARTER, June 20, 1864.

General WARREN:

Are the enemy engaged with your left division or is it in front of them?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

It is nothing but an artillery duel. I opened on their skirmishers, who were troubling me, and they replied with several batteries.

G. K. WARREN.