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Corps now in position near the Williams house. The latter troops on being relieved will report to Major-General Warren, commanding Fifth Corps.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS.

June 24, 1864-12 m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS.

Chief of Staff:

I will send Gibbon at once. He has not been fully relieved by Fifth Corps, but I will order Mott to relieve the balance at once.

D. B. BIRNEY.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY:

You need not advance beyond your present lines till further orders. Let your pickets go as far as possible, well supported and connected.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General.

Sent to General Wright. Line is interrupted between here and General Birney's headquarters. Will be repaired immediately.

OPERATOR.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS.

June 24, 1864-12.35 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I suppose that the major-general commanding is aware that I will not have troops enough to make a continuous line if General Wright has moved two miles and a half to the front. As yet General Russell has not moved from his position, or advanced his pickets, so far so as I know. I have telegraphed General Wright for information.

D. B. BIRNEY.

Major-General

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864-12. 40 p.m.

Major-General BIRNEY.

Commanding Second Corps:

Your dispatch received. It was General Wright's picket-line that had moved two miles and a half to the front of his line of last night. He is directed to maintain his connection with you in charging forward.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.