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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: In reply to your mote of this evening the major-general commanding directs me to say that you are at liberty to make such dispositions as will tend to protect your men, at the same time holding the line respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 21, 1864. (Sent 9.10 a. m.)

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that as fast as your command is relieved from the position it now holds that it be sent to take position on the left of General Birney. General Birney's headquarters are temporarily at General Warren's at the Avery house.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

June 21, 1864-9.30 a. m. (Received 1.30 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Your dispatch is received. General Stannard, with his division of less than 3,000, arrived about half an hour ago, but it will be impracticable for him to relieve me on the lines till after dark. I have sent staff officers to find the road to General Birney's left, and as soon as they return Rickett's division, which is in reserve, will be started.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 21, 1864-11.45 a. m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The commanding general directs me to say that you need not move any part of your command until the whole is ready to move.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

June 21, 1864-1.30 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

(For General Meade.)

The batteries of the enemy on the right and rear and on the other side of the river opened upon me. All the batteries in my front which bear upon them, including the 30-pounders, have opened in reply.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.