War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0250 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864 - 9.20 a. m.

General WILLIAMS:

The firing last night at 10 o'clock occurred when we changed our pickets and did not result in any great harm on either side. It did not strike me at the time as of sufficient importance to report, but I now see that it should have been reported and in future will report in such occasions. Since that time everything has been quiet along our front except the ordinary skirmish fire.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The dash of the enemy was repulsed without trouble.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 20, 1864 - 10.15 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you extend your left as far as practicable and occupy as much as you can of the ground now occupied by General Warren. By relieving his right he may be able to extend his left so as to reach round the right of the position the enemy now holds.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

How soon can you relieve my line to the Hare house?

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

Major-General BIRNEY:

Please inform me what the required number of men will be so that I shall know what to send.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Four thousand men will occupy first line, without reserves, from Barlow's left to Hare's house.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.