War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0416 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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[Inclosure No. 2.]

HEADQUARTERS THIRD VERMONT VOLUNTEERS, Camp in Field, near-, Va., June 25, 1864.

Major C. A. WHITTIER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixth Corps:

MAJOR: In answer to communication from you, received last night, directing me to investigate the matter of issuing rations on the skirmish line of this corps on the 23rd instant, &c. I have the honor to report that I have carefully examined the matter and have ascertained that there is no foundation for the report of the prisoner referred to; that no rations were issued to any part of the line attacked on that day.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

SAML. E. PINGREE,

Lieutenant-Colonel Third Vermont Volunteers and Officer of Picket of Sixth Corps June 23, 1864.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, June 25, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Division commanders and the commander of Artillery Brigade will have their commands in readiness to meet the enemy in case of attack upon his part.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. A. WHITTIER,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS, June 25, 1864.

The troops will not be moved from their present position unless in case of an attack, in which case they will line the pits in single line, the Fourth Brigade closing on the right of the Third Division. Brigade commanders will slash in their respective fronts from forty to fifty yards.

By command of Brigadier-General Russell:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 25, 1864. [Received 8.35 a.m.]

General MEADE:

Nothing unusual occurred along my line during the night save sharp picket-firing in our front, which continues this morning, though not so constant as during the night. Shall you visit portion of the lines to-day?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JUNE 25, 1864.-For Humphreys to Burnside, see Humphreys to Warren, 9.40 a.m., p.409.]