War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0505 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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General Burnside's headquarters, where I have telegraphed him. He may wish to send an infantry force of 4,000 or 5,000 men to aid General Wilson, and I advise you of it, in order that you may make the necessary preliminary arrangements should he so decide.

A. A. HUPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 29, 1864.

(Sent 11.25 a.m.)

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

Have all the cavalry under your command ready to move at a moment's warning.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 29, 1864-11.45 a.m.

(Received 12.20 p.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Your two dispatches received. The cavalry has been instructed to be ready to move at a moment's notice, as has Getty's division of about 5,000 men, now occupying the left of my line. As I am almost entirely in single line now, the withdrawal of Getty will seriously weaken my left. At least a division should, if available, be sent to replace him in case he is moved.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 29, 1864-11.45 a.m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The commanding general directs that you hold your corps ready to move to Reams' Station at a moment's notice. Are you prepared to send a division there immediately? General Gibbon will be ordered to join you without delay. It will save some hours if you send a division at once, instead of Gibbon moving there in advance of your corps. The division should have its proportion of artillery. Let me know immediately.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 29, 1864-11.50 a.m.

(Received 12.30 p.m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

Getty's division has been ordered to move at a moment's notice, as stated in my last dispatch, and two batteries are to be ready to accompany