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Michael of course I cannot connect with General Ricketts. I am awaiting the arrival of an officer to show my new position. In the dark woods it is impossible to form unless conducted by some one who knows the ground.

Respectfully,

FRANCIS C. BARLOW,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND, CORPS,

June 21, 1864-10 a. m.

General MOTT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send the Second Regiment of Sharpshooters to the head of the column to report to General Barlow.

Your obedient servant,

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General MOTT, Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that the attack of the enemy on our left necessitates the postponement of the movements already ordered until the arrival of the Sixth corps. He directs that you keep up your connection with General Barlow, holding your two reserve brigades in readiness to use against any attack by the enemy on the left, and throw your pickets well forward.

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 21, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following field return of this command for 20th instant:

Present for duty.

Officers. Men. Aggregate.

Corps Headquarters 22 170 192

Engineer Battalion 12 373 385

Artillery Brigade 70 2,596 2,666

First Division 282 5,288 5,570

Second Division 288 5,252 5,540

Third Division 310 6,527 6,837

Total 984 20,206 21,190

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.