War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0570 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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JULY 1, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

What is that artillery firing which has been going on for some time past? Let me know as soon as practicable.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to General Burnside.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1864.

General MEADE:

The musketry seems to be on the part of the enemy in Burnside's front; some artillery now being used. Some cheering brought it on, but don't know what it was about.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

July 1, 1864.

General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

GENERAL: Two deserters from the Twenty-second North Carolina, Scales' brigade, of Wilcox's division, which is in my front, came into my lines last night. They report the infantry force which supported their cavalry in the attack upon Wilson as being Mahone's brigade and that Scales moved to the railroad this morning. They report that the enemy are placing some heavy guns in position opposite Burnside, and that our shells go into the town. I have sent them to Major Rider.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 1, 1864-8 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have at present 1,850 men picketing in front of the Second Corps (my old position), and as it is indicated in the dispatch of last night that I am not to return there at once I should like to have them returned to the corps.

Very respectfully,

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 1, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps:

Your dispatch of 8 a.m. is received. The commanding general instructs me to say that the picket guard you left here cannot be returned to you, but that you can relieve it by a new detail if you wish.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.