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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864-8.45 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you move your corps at once to City Point and embark it there and report to Major-General Halleck upon arriving at Washington. You will take your artillery and trains to the vicinity of City Point and park them there under charge of a suitable guard. General Ferrero is ordered to the Williams house, and General Hancock is ordered to dispose his command as he did when you moved to Reams' Station.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864-8.50 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

Direct Colonel Bryan, commanding cavalry detachment picketing on the left, to report to General Hancock.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 9, 1864.- p.m.

Brigadier General R. INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, &c.:

I am ordered to march my corps to City Point. There will be about 11,000 men and they will start within an hour. Can't you furnish me with a small boat for my headquarters, horses, orderlies, &c? Please acknowledge.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

July 9, 1864.

Major General H. G. WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Army Corps:

Transportation is now ready for 5,000 men. Boats will be here in time for the balance. A small steamer can be furnished for your headquarters, &c. Will you please inform me when the head of your column will reach here?

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 9, 1864. (Received 9.50 p.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have received dispatch from General Hancock in reply to mine, stating that it will not be possible to relieve my pickets at once on