War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0340 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 23, 1864-11 a.m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

Signal officer reports column of the enemy that passed to our right countermarching and now marching to our left.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

June 23, 1864-11 a.m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

I have sent to have the connection made between Russell's right and Barlow's left, and am ready to move my lines forward. I propose first to advance the skirmish line and then advance my main lines, keeping the connection with you. Is it possible to throw forward your left? It seems to me that it would improve your lines vastly as well as mine. Russell has an order to advance with and keep connection with General Barlow.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 23, 1864-3.45 p.m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Second Corps:

General Wright reports the enemy's infantry to have moved down the railroad and driven in his infantry and cavalry detachments there and to be advancing toward his left.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 23, 1864-4 p.m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Second Corps:

General Wright reports that he expects to be attacked at any moment. The commanding general directs that you notify your division commanders to be prepared in the event of General Wright being obliged to throw back his left to meet the attack of the enemy, to make corresponding movements so as to withdraw to the line occupied last night, should it be necessary.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

JUNE 23, 1864-3.45 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Army Corps:

Please keep me advised of the movements of the enemy so far as I am concerned.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.