War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0342 OPERATIONS IN SE VA., AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

June 23, 1864-7.45 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Colonel Broady, commanding pickets, reports that sounds of commands as if troops were forming in the open field in front of our picket-line can be heard about opposite the left of our line.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS C. BARLOW,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

June 23, 1864-6 a.m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: I now occupy our old breast-works with so far nothing but a skirmish line in my front. Prisoners report their force as having just left before they were taken. General Mott's skirmish line now connects with my line in the rifle-pits. Captain Driver tell me you want me to connect this front line with the second by intrechments. Am I to understand the line is to run from my left back to the second line?

Respectfully,

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

June 23, 1864.

The brigadier-general commanding division directs that the brigades be held in readiness for any emergency, as General Wright, Sixth Corps, expects to be attacked at any moment.

Very respectfully,

WM. P. SHREVE,

Lieutenant, Asst. Commissary of Musters, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

June 23, 1864.

Brigade commanders will be held responsible for the carrying out of the above order.* If more axes are required they can be had upon application at these headquarters.

By command of Brigadier-General Mott:

WM. P. SHREVE,

Lieutenant Asst. Commissary of Musters, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 23 1864-8 a.m.

Major-General WARREN:

On advancing this morning the enemy had disappeared from the fronts of the Sixth and Second Corps, except the immediate right of Gibbon

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*Circular, 10 p.m., headquarters Second Army Corps, p. 341.

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