War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0110 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864-3.30 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Please have the requisition for sand-bags made through Lieutenant Benyaurd, engineer, who is on duty with the engineer company on your front. The commanding general considers it better to have the requisitions go through the regular channel. An engineer officer will be at once ordered to your staff in place of the officer relieved.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The order for siege operations will be out in an hour or two, and the chiefs of engineers and artillery will at once arrange for the batteries, &c.*

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864-8.50 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

General Ingalls was directed to send you all the empty grain sacks he had on hand. He reported at 6 p.m. that he had 8,000 which he would send you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

I have the honor to report that no change of importance has occurred on my lines since my morning report.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864.

Honorable CHARLES A. DANA:

Will you please send any news you have of interest.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

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*For order referred to, see Part I, p. 159.

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