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and the First Division, with the First Brigade of the Second Division, under General Russell, on the right. General Wheaton, with the Vermont Brigade of his division, will be held in reserve and to watch the left flank. Every exertion must be made to-night to connect the First and Third Divisions, and also the former with the Second Corps, as well as the picket-line of the division, and the connection of the same with that of the Second Corps. Corps headquarters will be in rear of the Third Division, and in the vicinity of the road followed by that division to-day. The Third and Fourth Brigades of the Second Division will remain in their present position.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 22, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Will you please notify me of the result of the fight?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 22, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The Second and Sixth Corps are about attacking. As yet no result is reported. So far as we learn Hill's corps is in front of the two.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 22, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

Your dispatch received.* Arrangements will be made accordingly.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 22, 1864 (Sent 9.05 p.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The attack this afternoon by Birney and Wright was successful, their lines being advanced. They will attack again in the morning at 3.30 o'clock.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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*See Meade to Warren and Burnside, 3.15 p.m., p. 311.

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