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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1864-6 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The heavy firing that occurred early this morning was mainly on our right. One of our batteries attempted to silence a rebel battery that was shelling the advanced position of the division of the Tenth Corps directly on our right.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1864. (Received 6.45 p.m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

I am glad to learn of General Wilson's escape. Did he bring any artillery or wagons off with him?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 1, 1864-10.30 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

What is the firing apparently in your front?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1864-11 p.m. (Received 11.30 p.m.)

General MEADE:

If the movement of the enemy was intended as an attack it has been repulsed. My opinion is that the forces in our front are very nervous and are only feeling to see what we are doing. We are comparatively quiet now. Our loss is trifling; that of the enemy not known.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

11.30 p.m.

Forwarded for the information of the lieutenant-general commanding.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Commanding Division, Ninth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that you extend your troops as far to the right as practicable without endangering the