War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0108 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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trains and artillery will not accompany the corps, but will be parked in the vicinity of City Point, under charge of the chief quartermaster of the corps. The pickets are to be withdrawn under the direction of Brigadier-General Grant as soon as relieved by other troops, and will follow the corps to City Point. A staff officer will be sent to conduct the leading brigade. The others will follow in order.

By command of Brigadier-General Russell:

HENRY R. DALTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864-9 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that last night was one of unusual quiet on my front. Everything progressing favorably.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

In sending in your recommendations for general officers you are desired to state whether the officers you nominate have heretofore ben recommended for promotion; and, if so, when.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch received. I ave received no instructions to nominate general officers; should be glad to do so if authorized. Have any orders been issued?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

A circular was issued to corps commanders on the 7th instant, calling upon them for recommendations of officers deserving promotion to the rank of general. A copy was prepared for you and was supposed to have been sent. A duplicate will be forwarded at once.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.