War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0394 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864-6.40 a.m.

Major-General MEADE:

The change of the troops ordered last night has been made. There is comparative quiet along the line.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Your dispatch of 6.40 a.m. received. The commanding general wishes to know whether the change of troops ordered has gone so far as to relieve the division of the Fifth Corps on your left. He is in doubt whether your dispatch is intended to include that change.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

General Crawford has been relieved by General Willcox. It is possible that daylight came before all the pickets were changed. I will send and ascertain at once and report.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

All of Crawford's force was relieved this a.m. including his skirmishers.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864 (Received 7.10 a.m.)

General MEADE:

The firing is on General Smith's front. He seems to have opened all his batteries on them. I do not know the occasion. I hear no musketry.*

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

[JUNE 24, 1864.- For Meade to Burnside, see Meade to Birney, 9.15 a.m., p. 380.]

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*This in answer to Meade to Warren and Burnside, 7 a.m., p. 384.

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