War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0396 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE.

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general authorizes you to retain the Eighth Infantry on duty at your headquarters for the present.

S. WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

It will impossible to have the muster-rolls made out without the regimental and company books and papers. They are now all on board of a barge at City Point, together with all of the baggage of the regimental officers, who have not seen their baggage since leaving Warrenton. Cannot the books and baggage be brought forward at least for a day or two?

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

June 24, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The commanding general authorities the books and baggage mentioned to be brought up. The wagons and baggage must be returned as soon as possible.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 24, 1864-6.10 p.m.

[General MEADE:]

GENERAL: The following dispatch has just been received, and is forwarded for your information and guidance, in case of the success or repulse of the attack.*

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS.

June 24, 1864.

Major General JOHN G. PARKE.

Chief of Staff, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-Colonel Pleasants of the Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, commanding First Brigade, has called upon me to express his opinion, of the feasibility of mining the enemy's work in my front. Colonel Pleasants is a mining engineer and has

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*See Smith to Burnside, p. 395.

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