War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0047 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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CITY POINT, July 6, 1864-11.45 a.m.

General WILLIAMS:

Orders received to proceed to Washington via Baltimore.*

Very respectfully,

JAS. B. RICKETTS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1864-9 am.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

I have no material changes to report on my line. There being evidence that the enemy were working near the Clarke house Roemer's battery fired in that direction at regular intervals during the night; it is believed with effect. There was slight infantry firing in front of one of our brigades, the most advanced one.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1864-9 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report no change on my line to-day. All our operations progressing favorably.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN,

July 6, 1864-7.30 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

A battery of four mortars will start at 1 p.m. to-day for your corps. I have placed Captain A. F. Brooker, of First Connecticut Artillery, in command of all the siege artillery to be sent to Ninth Corps, and ordered, him to report to you at once, and learn where those mortars are to be placed, so that he can see them into position to-night. He has commanded one of the siege batteries with the Reserve Artillery, Army of the Potomac, for the past eighteen months. I have telegraphed to him at your 4 1/2-inch gun battery. Should he not report by 9 a.m. will you please send an orderly to convey the order to him.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Siege Train.

ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 6, 1864-3.20 p.m.

General BURNSIDE:

Four mortars were ordered up last night for Ledlie's battery. General Meade will give instructions soon as to the distribution of siege guns.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General,

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*See p. 36.

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