War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0388 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864-10 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Cavalry is some five miles down Jerusalem road and out on all roads leading into it without having discovered the enemy. I have sent Colonel Hyde of my staff to join the portion which moved toward railroad, with orders to push it forward till he finds out something positive regarding enemy.

H. G. WRIGHT.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864-10.15 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

My picket-line has advanced to the position it occupied yesterday, which is two miles and a half beyond my present line of battle. Do you wish them to continue to go forward? The cavalry have also crossed the railroad without discovering the enemy.

H. G. WRIGHT.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Major-General WRIGHT.

Commanding Sixth Corps:

Your dispatch of 10.15 a.m. is received. The commanding general directs that the pickets go forward, and that they be well supported. They must keep up connection with General Birney's pickets, which are also ordered forward. When your pickets have secured sufficient ground the commanding general directs that your line of battle be moved forward connecting with General Birney's, whose left will be moved to correspond with your right. You will leave the two brigades of the Fifth Corps where they are now posted, and dispose your left flank to give security to your line of battle.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864-10.45 a.m.

Major-General WRIGHT.

Commanding Sixth Corps:

A prisoner taken on your left this morning states that he was sent last night to General Mahone's headquarters with 300 prisoners, taken from our picket-line by surprise while rations were being issued. The commanding general wishes this to be inquired, and if found to be well founded, that the officer responsible be held to strict accountability.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.