War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0528 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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your former position on the left of the Second Corps. Regarding that part of you dispatch of 7.25 p.m., respecting your movement to return, the commanding general directs me to say that your instructions were differently construed by him, and that, in his view, the operations of General Sheridan's cavalry were necessary to obtain the information upon which your return should be present, or to accomplish the objects of your being there.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

June 30, 1864-3.10 p.m.

The corps will at once to position lately occupied by it, near the Williams house, in the following order: First, First Division, Brigadier-General Russell, with two batteries; second, wagons and ambulances; third, artillery; fourth, Third Division; fifth, Second Division, with one battery. Sufficient ambulances for the march will be assigned to each division by the medical director of the corps. The pickets will be withdrawn one hour after the rear of the column has left Reams' Station, under the direction of the corps officer of the day. Wherever practicable the troops will march in the fields, leaving the road to the artillery and teams, the infantry keeping to the left. Flankers will be kept well out on both sides of the column. The commanders of the First and Third Division will each withdrawn their detached regiments in time for them to join the rear of their column.

By command of Major-General Wright:

CHAS. A. WHITTIER,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 30, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

Colonel Abbot will send up six siege guns to-day and six more

to-morrow. He will be up himself to-morrow.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 30, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

Five tons blasting powder and 1,000 yards safety fuse ordered last night.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 30, 1864-6.20 p.m.

Major General JOHN G. PARKE,

Chief of Staff, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Everything remains as usual on my front. Two shots were fired by my batteries at a column of dust or something of that