War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0248 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 20, 1864 - 8.15 a. m. (Sent 8.30 a. m.)

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The commanding general requests that you will not dispose your troops until you hear further from him, as you must relieve a part of General Hancock's corps. The commanding general wishes to see you at his headquarters as soon as convenient.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 20, 1864. (Received 8.35 a. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The major-general commanding directs that you relieve one of General Hancock's divisions, and hold from the Hare house to the river. One of your divisions must watch the river below your right. Your will intrench your position as strongly as practicable.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Has General Meade yet returned? If not, will you please inform me when he does return.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 20, 1864 - 6 p. m. (Sent 6.55 p. m.)

Major-General WRIGHT,

Sixth Corps:

General Meade returned about an hour ago.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.