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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864-6 o'clock.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My pickets have met those of the enemy. I am connecting my picket-line.

D. B. BIRNEY.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS.

June 24, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

General Gibbon has moved to Williams' house, with instruction to relieve the brigades Fifth Corps. Are there any special instructions for him?

D. B. BIRNEY.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864-7.45 p.m.

Major-General BIRNEY.

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general has no special instructions for Gibbon's division further than it should be held massed in reserve in the vicinity of the Williams house.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND CORPS.

June 24, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel WALKER.

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I respectfully ask to be informed whether, in the advance of the line of battle as indicated in order of 12 m. this day, I am to conform to the movement of the Third Division, Second Corps, or to the movement of the Sixth Corps, or whether I am to move out my division independently.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS C. BARLOW,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

SPECIAL ORDERS.

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS.

Numbers 85.

June 24, 1864

Major William F. Smith, First Delaware Volunteers, is hereby as signed to the command of the First Brigade.

By command of Major-General Gibbon, commanding division:

JOHN M. NORVELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.