War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0044 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864-12.45 a.m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send a division at once to City Point prepared to embark there. They are destined for Harper's Ferry and that region. This division will take with it a proper proportion of artillery. The division will have the number of rations required to be carried on the march.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 6, 1864-1 a.m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

No artillery will accompany the division that is to embark at City Point.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 6, 1864-1.15 a.m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The division will take with it the same means of transportation that the division that went to Harper's Ferry last winter took with it. The trains of the division, medicine wagons, ambulances, &c., will be held ready to follow at any moment.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 6, 1864. (Received 2.05 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS.

Brigadier-General Ricketts, with the Third Division of this corps, is ordered to Washington pursuant to orders just received. The division is a little over 4,000 men.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1864-9 a.m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Morning report: The Third Division, General Ricketts, started this morning for City Point to embark there. It is thought that the number of men carried will be nearer 5,000 than 4,000.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.